McDONOUGH — Communities In Schools of Georgia in Henry County has a new director.
Frederick Bailey has been named director of Community Engagement and Operations.
“The Communities In Schools network is excited to welcome Fredrick Bailey, a gifted speaker and solution-focused, insightful leader who understands the challenges our students face every day,” said Carol Lewis, CIS CEO.
“Fredrick has come full circle within Communities In Schools, from a student who needed and received the support of CIS to becoming the first alumni to serve on the state board, and now, to lead CIS’ work in Henry County.”
As part of his work with CIS, Bailey established a nationwide program to increase student voice as a Bill and Jean Milliken Fellow for Communities In Schools National by fostering a work-based learning internship for high school students in partnership with the governor’s office that positively impacted over 1.4 million students.
“Having the opportunity to see CIS students succeeding in and out of school has been the most rewarding aspect of my career so far,” Bailey said.
“I’m also looking forward to strengthening community partnerships so we can start reaching as many vulnerable students as possible in Henry County. My goal is to become more than I currently am, and to take others on the journey with me.”
In addition to his experience serving Communities In Schools, Bailey has worked within the higher education sector as an educational program specialist and English instructor and plans to increase college readiness in his new role with CIS.
Bailey earned his master of education from the University of Phoenix and bachelor of science and education from the University of West Georgia.