Frederick Frelow

Dr. Frederick J. Frelow is currently serving as CEO for Frelow & Associates located in Nyack, NY. Previously he served as Interim President for the Southern Education Foundation. From 2008 to 2017 we worked at the Ford Foundation in its education and scholarship program in the United States. Before joining the Ford Foundation, he was director of early-college initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey 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 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. Departments 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. Frelow 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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Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.