Denise Fredrick named new district director
September 21, 2005Long-time Springfield Public Schools educator Denise Fredrick has been named the district's new Director of Accountability and Related Federal Programs.Fredrick replaces Dr. Teresa White, who recently became Zone 1 Associate Superintendent.
will be responsible for facilitating district efforts related to the Accountability System, No Child Left Behind Act, the Missouri School Improvement Program, and the Title I program to enhance literacy and mathematics skills.Fredrick
is a native of Springfield and a product of Springfield Public Schools
.She has worked for the district since 1985.She taught biology at Kickapoo High School from 1985-2001 and was chairperson of the school's science department during her last three years there.In 2001, she was named facilitator of the district's Secondary Science Curriculum and within six months was named K-12 Science Curriculum Facilitator.
In 1997, she
received the "Triple E: Excellence in Exemplary Education" Award from the Southwest Missouri State University Department of Secondary Education.She
was named district
Teacher of the Year in 1998-99, and received a Milken National Educator Award in 1999, the 2000 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education "Eddy" Award and the 2000 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from SMSU