Dr. Dale E. Frederick graduated from Pueblo High School in 1964. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1969 and Master’s Degree in Counseling and Administration in 1975 from the University of Arizona. He completed his Doctorate degree, Ph.D. in Leadership, Research and Organization Development at University of Dayton in 1993. He was a high school and college Track and Field All-American hurdler at both Pueblo High School and the University of Arizona. Dale served in the U.S. Army with a tour in Viet Nam and rose to the rank of Captain.
After leaving the U.S. Army in 1971, he returned to Tucson and became a teacher, principal and Assistant Superintendent for High Schools in the Tucson Unified School District. From 1988-1993, he served as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools in Dayton Public Schools in Dayton, Ohio. Dale’s primary responsibility was Curriculum and Instruction. After five years at Dayton Public Schools, he was offered a position as Superintendent of Warren City Schools, also in Ohio.
In 1997, Dr. Frederick moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to become the Superintendent of Schools in the District of Pittsburgh. Shortly thereafter, he was offered the opportunity to return to Arizona, as the Superintendent of Schools in the Mesa Unified School District, the largest school district in Arizona. In 2001, he left public school education and join the private education sector as Senior Vice President of Aspen Group in California. As Chief Education Officer, Dr. Frederick was in charge of education in the residential therapeutic schools across the nation.
In 2004 to 2014, he was appointed Superintendent of Schools and Director of Tribal Education at the Salt River Indian Community. Dr. Frederick retired in 2014 and is now teaching classes at Northern Arizona University.