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Ellen E. Fleming

Interim Head of School

Ellen E. Fleming holds a BA in history from George Washington University and pursued other higher education at the University of Virginia and Georgia State University. In her 42 years as an educator, administrator and headmaster she worked at The Westminister Schools in Atlanta, GA, The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, PA and Frederica Academy, St. Simons Island, GA. Arriving at Frederica Academy in June 2004, she embraced the excellence found in all aspects of the school. Miss Fleming’s educational career has been driven by her strong sense of community and love for learning, in partnership with her students, faculty, and parents. Upon her retirement in 2011, Miss Fleming became an active community volunteer in Glynn County.

Work Experience

2004 - 2011
Head of School, Frederica Academy, St. Simons Island, Georgia; Member,
The Country Day School Headmasters’ Association

2002 - 2003
Acting President, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

1990 - 2003
Principal, Junior High School, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

1986 - 1990
Head of School, The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Principal, Westminster Girls School, Atlanta, Georgia

1974 - 1977
Principal, Westminster Girls Junior High School, Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Education, Georgia State University (Educational Leadership Endorsement)
Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, History and Social Studies, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Glynn County Service Leadership
Frederica Academy Board of Visitors (1995-2004 and 2012-2017); Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation Board of Directors; Coastal Georgia Historical Society Board of Directors; St. Simons Presbyterian Church Session; and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Board Member.
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