Ellen E. Fleming Memorial Fund

Ellen Fleming was a beloved member of the Frederica Academy family for over two decades, beginning in 1995 when she joined the Frederica Academy Board of Visitors. In 2004, Miss Fleming relocated to her East Beach home on Saint Simons from Atlanta, where she served as the Interim President of The Westminster Schools, to become Frederica Academy's 8th Head of School. She served with great passion and distinction until her retirement in 2011, at which time she returned to the Board of Visitors where she continued her support of the school. Miss Fleming graciously agreed to return to Frederica to serve as Interim Head of School in August 2017. Her love for Frederica Academy was indicative of how she placed the needs of her Frederica family above her own, until she stepped down due to personal health concerns in January of this year.

During this time of grief and sadness, we are reminded of so many wonderful memories of Miss Fleming and her passion for Frederica Academy, especially its students, faculty, and families. The Frederica family will cherish seeing her at May Day this year as she accepted a bouquet of flowers from Alastair Campbell on behalf of the entire student body, a true expression of the adoration and respect Miss Fleming evoked in the lives of those she touched.

To honor her enduring legacy at Frederica Academy, Miss Fleming’s family has collaborated with school officials to establish the Frederica Academy Ellen E. Fleming Memorial Fund. Contributions to the memorial fund will be used in consultation with her family to provide incremental support to the programs and investments that were the most important to Miss Fleming and reflect her steadfast commitment to the students and teachers she loved so dearly.