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Frederick Frelow

Chief Executive Officer, Frelow & Associates

Frederick J. Frelow, Ed.D., is chief executive officer for Frelow & Associates in Nyack, New York. Previously, he served as interim president for the Southern Education Foundation.

From 2008 to 2017, Dr. Frelow worked at the Ford Foundation in its education and scholarship program in the United States. Before that, he was director of early-college initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, where he managed 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.

Dr. Frelow 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 (New York) Public Schools; and director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet School Assistance Project at Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York. He also taught for 12 years in Newton (Massachusetts) Public Schools.

Dr. Frelow holds a doctorate 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.