Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies Graduate Studies: Organizational Change and Leadership License: Administration and Supervision
Mrs. Melanee Duncan Friday
Greetings Frazier Families
Greetings! I am Melanee Duncan Friday. I am honored and humbled to have been selected to join Guilford County Schools as the Principal of Frazier Elementary School. I have served in public education for the last 25 years. I believe all children can learn, at high levels, and that I have a duty to actualize that premise to enable each student to reach their full potential.
I am excited for the opportunity to model the Frazier character traits: RISE UP (Respect, Integrity, Self-Control, Empathy, Unity and Perseverance and the theme RISE UP: Awaken the GIANT (Goals, Ideas, Attitude, Nurturing the New and Thinking Differently).
I will spend time getting to know your children’s personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. I am also eager to meet the Frazier families to begin our partnership to continue to support the growth and development of each scholar in an inclusive environment that allows scholars to be their authentic selves.
I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. I completed graduate studies in Organizational Change and Leadership at Pfeiffer University. Finally, I obtained the Administration and Supervision license at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have spent my entire educational career in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where I taught high school Career and Technical Education courses, worked in the Student Placement office and most recently served as an Assistant Principal in all grade levels giving me experience in each developmental stage from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade.
I wholeheartedly believe that great schools are the result of great teachers and my primary goal is to continue to support the team at Frazier to provide a safe, academically challenging and culturally rich school community and to provide them with the necessary tools to continue to be successful and help your children prosper. I look forward to meeting you and working alongside of you to RISE UP through it all.
Learn with us. Grow with us. RISE UP with us!
Yours in Service,
Melanee Duncan Friday