Fred Frelow, Ford Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer

FUNDING AREAS: K-12 education

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PROFILE: As a program officer on education issues at the Ford Foundation, Fred Frelow brings a from-the-trenches perspective. For 12 years, he was a teacher in the public schools of Newton, Massachusetts. He holds a doctorate in educational administration and policy analysis from Teachers College at Columbia University and a master's in education and policy analysis from Boston University. Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2008, Frelow was director of early college initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He also oversaw the school reform program at the Rockefeller Foundation.

His foundation bio shares: 

Frederick James Frelow is part of the Youth Opportunity and Learning team. His grant making has focused on improving the quality of teaching in secondary schools serving low-income, minority, and immigrant children.

Fred has worked on issues of education and scholarship in the United States. Before joining the foundation in 2008, he was director of early college initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where he was responsible for managing the development 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 also 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, New York, public schools; and director of the US Department of Education's Magnet School Assistance Program at Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York.

Fred taught for 12 years in Newton, Massachusetts, public schools. He has an doctor of education degree 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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