Frederick James Frelow
Fred Frelow works on issues of education and scholarship in the United States. His grant making focuses 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 development of fourteen 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 & America’s Future at Teachers College, Columbia University; director of curriculum for the Nyack, N.Y., 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.