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Principal's Message

Dear Frazier Prep Students and Families,
  
I am Mr. Gordon, and it is with great excitement and honor to write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Frazier Preparatory Academy.  I possess over ten years of educational experience spanning grades K-12, with experience in school leadership, school culture and climate, and implementation of academic and social-emotional interventions.  For seven years I was part of Fenger Academy high school leadership team. Through the team’s leadership, we successfully turned around one of the most challenging and media profiled schools within the Chicago Public Schools District.
 
At Fenger, I served as Dean of Students and Director of Student Development/Intervention. During my tenure at Fenger, I led a team that increased school wide attendance by 20% over a four-year span, increase Freshmen-On-Track rate from 40% in 2009 to 90% in 2013 and decreased our student drop out rate from 15% to 3% over a three-year span. These accomplishments have inspired me in many capacities but more importantly to become a principal for an urban school environment. 
 
Most recently, I was principal of Akron Preparatory School in Akron, OH. During my tenure as Akron Prep’s principal, we grew to become the highest achieving ACCEL school on the statewide third grade reading assessment; achieved the second highest attendance percentage over the last three years; and increased the school enrollment by 100 students. 
 
My greatest initiative will be to work together to provide differentiated learning opportunities for each student and inspire and challenge our students’ with engaging experiences. I am confident, that together, we can make Frazier Preparatory Academy an even better place for our students to learn and grow. Please feel free to contact me via information listed below. I look forward to working with you and your child.
 
In partnership,
Mr. Gordon Principal 
Frazier Preparatory Academy 
(O) 773-521-1303