Director of Support Services
MS & US Clinical Counselor
Frederick serves as the school leader for N-12 Support Services, which includes health services, learning support, and counseling. After earning a BSW at Siena College in 1997, Frederick worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) before joining the Ordo Fratrum Minorum, an international fraternity called to live on the margins of society and committed to working for peace in a troubled and divided world. During those years, he pursued graduate studies in clinical and community social work as well as spirituality and lived in Boston, MA, New York, NY, Wilmington, DE, Bolivia, and Washington, D.C. After leaving his life with the Franciscans and moving to Philadelphia, he began teaching – first at the Romero Center in Camden, NJ and then for a decade at Merion Mercy Academy. At Merion, he taught World Religions, Ethics, Spirituality, and Social Justice courses and served as a mental health counselor. During those first 10 years in education, he earned two graduate degrees and completed post-graduate studies at Villanova University, Bryn Mawr College, and the International Institute for Restorative Practices. In addition to providing leadership and consultation for student and family supports at Friends’ Central, Frederick serves as a clinical counselor in both the Middle and Upper Schools and is passionate about the integration of Quaker pedagogy and the field of Social and Emotional Learning, particularly mindfulness and restorative practices.