Frederick J. Frelow

Board Treasurer and Trustee
Interim President, Southern Education Foundation
New York, NY

Dr. Frederick J. Frelow (Board Treasurer and SEF Trustee) is currently serving as Interim President of the Southern Education Foundation.  Previously, his tenure at the Ford Foundation centered on issues of education and scholarship in the United States and focused on improving the quality of teaching in secondary schools serving low-income, minority and immigrant children.  Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2008, he was director of early-college initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where he was responsible for managing the developing of 14 early-college high schools.  Previously, he was associate director in the working communities division of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he oversaw development and implementation of the foundation’s school reform program.  He has served as director of national affairs and associate director of urban initiatives for the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future at Teachers College, Columbia University; director of curriculum for the Nyack, NY., public schools; and director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet School Assistance Project at Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, N.Y.  He also taught for 12 years in Newton, Mass., public schools.  Freelow has an Ed.D. in educational administration and policy analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master’s degree in education and policy analysis from Boston University.  

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