A former teacher and school principal, Fred Mednick, founder of Teachers Without Borders (TWB), has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow for the School of Education. TWB is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides professional training for teachers worldwide and encourages them to play a more vital role in their communities.
“We are fortunate to have Fred join our Visiting Fellows program,” said Dean Andrews. “With his education experience, Fred has a keen understanding of the vital role teachers play not only in the classroom but in the community,” he added. Dr. Mednick received his doctoral degree from Seattle University where he wrote his dissertation on: “The Qualities of an Educated Teen for the 21st Century.” His research work led to the founding of Teachers Without Borders.
Prior to his work with TWB, Dr. Mednick served as the head of two prominent schools in the United States, both with extensive programs recognizing individual learning strengths, the importance of faculty professional development, community service, and global education. He is the author of Rebel Without A Car: A Principal’s Guide to Adolescence, which has been published throughout the United States and Europe, and was excerpted in a compilation called: “Parent School: The Best Parenting Books of our Time.” The book provided him the unique opportunity to work with the late Dr. Benjamin Spock.