Chad Frazier

Mount Dora Middle School
Lake County School District
Mount Dora, Florida

In his eight-year career as an administrator, Chad Frazier has served as an assistant principal and a principal at both the elementary and middle school levels, forever striving to create professional and academic environments “where kids can succeed and teachers feel empowered to meet the needs of all students.” This experience has given him unique insights into what motivates students and teachers in each context, knowledge that he has leveraged to build highly committed teams capable of sustainable, collaborative leadership. As assistant principal and later principal of Eustis Heights Elementary, a Title I school, for example, Frazier helped lead a successful multi-year effort to raise the school’s F rating for ELA to within five percentage points of a B rating. Key to this success was Frazier’s ability to build and support a diverse team by identifying emerging instructional leaders, facilitating strategic collaborations, and creating targeted professional development opportunities centering data-driven instructional practices. This work led to the implementation of a strengths-based approach to reading intervention, a book bus program to distribute books to student homes, and a Leveled Literacy Intervention program leveraging Title I funding. Among his many accomplishments, Frazier is especially proud of leading Mount Dora Middle School through multiple pandemic-related transitions, while closing achievement gaps and addressing student mental health. He holds an M.Ed. from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. from Coastal Carolina University.