Fred graduated from Deerfield Academy cum laude, and from Yale College with a B.A. cum laude. He graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with an M.Ed. specializing in schooling and school leadership. He was a Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Fred was the Associate Director of the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University from 2011-2012, Head of School at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan from 2005-2011, Head of School at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Lima, Peru from 2002-2005, Head of American International School of Bucharest in Romania from 1996-2002, Principal of Secondary School at Escola Graduada de Sao Paulo “Graded” in Brazil from 1991-1995, Director of Admission at the Putney School in Vermont from 1989-1991, Director of Upper School and Summer School at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Connecticut from 1985-1989, Director of Admission and Instructor in English at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut from 1978-1984, and Instructor in English at The Indian Mountain School in Connecticut from 1977-1978.
Fred’s board memberships and involvements include Chair of CIS (Council of International Schools) Accreditation Teams in Nepal, Australia, and Hong Kong 2009-2011; Co-Chair CIS/WASC Accreditation Team in the Philippines 2008; Governance Workshop Leader at St. Michael's School in Kobe, Japan 2008; Board of Trustees CIS 2002-2007; Board of Directors, Fulbright Commission, Bucharest 2001-2002; Alumni Schools Network Committee, Yale College 2000; ECIS (European Council of International Schools) Governance Through Partnership Facilitator in Stavanger, Norway, and Florence, Italy; Consultant in Bonn, Germany and Helsinki, Finland 2000; CEESA (Central and Eastern European Schools Association) Trustee/Executive Committee member 1999-2002; Board of Trustees, The Grammar School, Putney, Vermont 1990-1991; Board of Directors, Yale Club of New Haven 1987-1989; Board of Directors, SSATB (Secondary School Admission Test Board) 1983-1984.