Rick Anderson brings a breadth of education administration experience to The Fellowship as he sets out to found and lead an excellent school in Indianapolis, IN.
Rick’s ambition is inspired by his mother, a single parent putting herself through college at age 50, who taught him the importance of education. From her, he learned not only a relentless work ethic, but also a deep respect and appreciation for education. After a couple of years in corporate America immediately following college, Rick felt a need to redirect his career toward his true interest – education.
Rick served as the Dean of Students at Freedom Preparatory Academy, a BES school in Memphis, TN, after spending time teaching first and sixth grades. As Dean, he developed and implemented a schoolwide culture and behavioral standard. In addition, he coached novice educators, communicated with students’ families, and devised professional development objectives for the faculty. Rick’s next step at Freedom Preparatory Academy was as Head of School at the middle school, then Head of School at the elementary school shortly thereafter. In these roles, he led 60 teachers and over 750 students.
With this experience under his belt, Rick is prepared and eager to open his own school. In doing so, he is determined to foster a community that embodies operational effectiveness, a strong academic culture, and a commitment to college readiness.
Rick is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and earned his M.Ed. from Christian Brothers University.