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posted Nov 30, 2016, 2:01 PM by George Beshears
The school Board of Bowling Green R-1 School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Matt Frederickson has accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for the district.  Dr. Frederickson comes to Bowling Green from Grand Center Arts Academy where he is currently serving as Head of Schools. He and his wife, Alison, have three children. Dr. Frederickson will begin his work in our schools as of July 1, 2017.  A welcoming event of the Frederickson family will be scheduled prior to that time for the staff to meet Dr Frederickson as soon as dates can be arranged.

Dr. Matt Frederickson is completing his 23rd year in education serving as a public school teacher, administrator and university professor.  Since the Summer of 2014, he has served as the Head of School of a middle school and high school public charter school in St. Louis serving nearly 750 students.  Before that, he served for 11 years in the Rockwood School District as a Curriculum Coordinator and as the district K-12 Director of Curriculum for all subject areas in a system serving 22,000 students in 30 school buildings.  He began his teaching career in Gasconade County and also served in the Union R-XI School District as the Head Director of Bands before being recruited to serve as a visiting professor directing the athletic bands program at Ouachita Baptist University.  As an adjunct instructor, he has served on the faculties of Webster University, Missouri Baptist University, Lindenwood University, St. Charles Community College, East Central Community College, and Columbia College in St. Louis.  Just this year, he will retire from the National Guard after serving his country for 25 years.  Dr. Frederickson has degrees from Missouri State University, Southwest Baptist University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He graduated high school from Sullivan (MO) Senior High School, where he was active in the music department and played football and basketball.  His wife, Alison, is a gifted educator for the Rockwood School District, where she has served for 13 years.  Before that, she was a reading teacher in Cuba, Mo., and a gifted educator and high school soccer coach for Union R-XI schools.  They have a daughter, who attends the University of Arkansas, a son who attends the United States Military Academy at West Point, and another son who attends Eureka High School.