Laura Fiedler, Principal
I am so excited to join the Frey Elementary family and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you! I know this year will be amazing as we carry on the mission of Frey to Embrace, Encourage and Empower.
I bring with me a wealth of experience in the field of education, spanning over 22 years. For the past six years, I had the privilege of serving as Principal at Sanders Elementary, where I enhanced my leadership skills and fostered a positive learning environment. I also served as assistant principal at Still Elementary and Kemp Elementary from 2012-2017.
My dedication to education and commitment to student success have been the driving forces behind my career. Witnessing the growth and development of young minds has been a source of joy and fulfillment for me as I firmly believe in celebrating the successes of our students daily.
One aspect that particularly excites me about joining Frey Elementary is the opportunity to be closer to the community I live in. I am passionate about creating strong ties between the school and the local community, as I believe that collaboration is essential for the growth of our students. In addition to collaboration, effective communication is extremely important to me. Communication plays a vital role in fostering a positive and thriving educational environment and it serves as a bridge that connects students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders.
Frey Elementary has an excellent reputation for its commitment to academic excellence and nurturing environment, and I am grateful to be a part of this school and community.
In closing, my family is a constant source of inspiration and support, and I am excited for you to meet my husband Lloyd and our 7-year-old daughter, Abby. Abby will be in 3rd grade and will be 8 on July 30th. We currently reside in Kennesaw and my husband, and I just celebrated 19 years of marriage!
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or to say hello! I look forward to meeting you all and your children. Have a wonderful summer!
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 tenth 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.