Khadija Fredericks Selected To Be Head of School For Saint Andrew's Episcopal School

Fredericks will be tenth Head in school's 57-year history

SARATOGA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Saint Andrew's Episcopal School (http://www.st-andrews.org/) today announced that Khadija Fredericks has accepted the invitation of the Board of Trustees to become the next Head of Saint Andrew's Episcopal School, effective July 1, 2018. She will follow the one-year term of interim Head of School Dave Davies.

Fredericks was the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee, which consisted of trustees, faculty, staff, parents and the rector of the church. She was also the unanimous choice of the full Board of Trustees.

"I am excited to join the community of Saint Andrew's," Khadija said. "The strong sense of community resonated with me during my visit. I am honored and privileged to begin work with such a fine group of educators, children, families, and administrators, who are committed to its mission and purpose."

Khadija brings 23 years of experience as a teacher and administrator to Saint Andrew's. She has served since 2013 as the Director of Lower School at St. Paul's Episcopal School, a well-regarded independent school in Oakland.  She also worked as the Director of Admissions/Enrollment Management at St. Paul's from 2006-2013 and as a first-grader teacher from 2001-2006. Prior to her arrival at St. Paul's, Khadija taught kindergarten at The Harker School in San Jose from 1998-2001.

Khadija holds a Master's degree in elementary education from Columbia University and earned her bachelor's degree at San Francisco State University. She has also participated in the NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring Heads program and served as an Accreditation Team Member for the California Association of Independent Schools.

"I am thrilled at the selection of Khadija Fredericks as our new head-elect," said Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Rector Channing Smith, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "Life begins with love, and Khadija brings such great leadership and relationship skills that the vitality of our school, student's experience, and community will continue to expand. She is a joyful leader."

Khadija and her husband, David, have two children who are beginning their freshman year in college.

About Saint Andrew's Episcopal School

Founded in 1961, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is a coeducational, pre-K through 8th grade day school. Saint Andrew's offers a traditional academic program with enrichment in the areas of the studio and performing arts, physical education, foreign languages, technology, character development, and community service. The school aims to educate the whole student, developing as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social capacities of each student. For more information visit http://www.st-andrews.org/.

Media Contact: Lisa Robinson, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School, 4088673785, lrobinson@st-andrews.org

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