Frey Elementary School

Jason Cathey, Principal

Melissa Faklaris, Assistant Principal

2865 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770-975-6655
Fax: 770-975-6657

Frey Administration

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Jason Cathey, Principal

Hello Frey Elementary,

I am excited and enthusiastic about our fifth year in the Frey community. I look forward to continuing to build meaningful relationships with students, staff, parents, and business partners as the year progresses. Here is a brief account of my background and my journey which brought me to Frey as principal:

As a proud product of the Cobb County School District, I graduated from McEachern High School in 1995 also attending Tapp Middle School and Compton Elementary School. I completed my Undergraduate Studies at Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. In 1999, I returned to Tapp Middle School to begin my teaching career and served as the music teacher and choral director until 2003. I then moved to Baker Elementary School to teach music and chorus. During this time I also earned my Master’s Degree from Kennesaw State University in Educational Leadership with a technology endorsement. In 2008, I served as a lead teacher in Area 1 (South Cobb) where my specialties were fostering positive relationships and technology integration into the classroom. I was an assistant administrator at Kennesaw Elementary for one year, an assistant principal at Brumby Elementary for three years, and assistant principal at Vaughan Elementary for one year. My wife Robyn and I live in the area with our three children: Aidan Lynn -16, Piper Lynn-10, and Nolan Jay-8.

While I have many goals for this year, I am eager to hear yours as well. Above all we want to create an environment where students, teachers, and parents are excited and proud when they walk through the doors of Frey. This can only be accomplished by all stakeholders having the opportunity to contribute to our goals.


Let’s make this another amazing year!

Jason Cathey

Melissa Faklaris, Assistant Principal

Dear Parents and Students of Frey Elementary,

I am very proud to serve as the Assistant Principal for Frey Elementary School. I am a product of the Cobb County School System having attended Still Elementary, Pine Mountain Middle School, and graduating from McEachern High School. Following my high school graduation, I attended The University of Georgia where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. I returned to Cobb County in 1998 and began my teaching and coaching career at McEachern High School.

In 2001, I accepted an English teaching position at Kennesaw Mountain High School and was named the Head Cheerleading Coach there, coaching the Varsity Football and Competition Cheerleading Squads. In 2005, I graduated from Kennesaw State University with my Master’s in Educational Leadership, and was promoted to Assistant Principal at Kennesaw Mountain High School. I served on the “A-Team” at KMHS for 5 years and at North Cobb High School for 1 year. In 2010, I requested the opportunity to serve at the elementary school level, and was given the opportunity to serve the students and community of Austell Elementary School for four years.  In December of 2012, I completed my Specialist in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.  I am beyond thrilled to now be serving the Frey community for a fifth year! 

I would not be able to do what I do without the support of my wonderful family. My husband, Jason, is also an educator, serving as an Assistant Principal at Allatoona High School. We have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Harper, and two lazy basset hounds.  As a family we LOVE anything Disney, spending time with family and friends, and spending weekends at our family's lake house.

To all of the bright, wonderful students of Frey Elementary, I am excited about working with you each day and watching you grow as life-long learners and beautiful individuals.

Melissa Faklaris