Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
My name is Eric Fraunfelter and I live in eastern Pennsylvania (right between Allentown, PA and the Poconos-the Lehigh Valley) with my wife and three daughters. My wife’s name is Stephanie and she has been a homemaker for over 20 years since her family business closed. Olivia, my oldest daughter, is 24 years old and graduated college (in 3 ½ years) in December 2017 (South Carolina). Her junior year in college she was elected president of the entire student body. She also played NCAA Division II field hockey and studied pre-law/sports management! Currently, she is coaching high school field hockey while attending law school. She loves exercise, Labrador Retrievers (Sampson-her best friend) and most of all, field hockey. She has traveled to Wellington, FL, Richmond, VA, and Phoenix, AZ to play in National Field Hockey Tournaments. In the summer of 2015 she represented the United States in a goodwill tour in Italy & Austria. Natalie, (my middle daughter) is 22 years old and a recent college graduate with a degree in Business and a minor in Marketing. Natalie currently works for a Fortune 200 company, however, she hopes to obtain career in Pharmaceuticals and/or marketing for a country music label. Natalie also enjoys baking, music, singing, and most of all her yellow Labrador, Molly. Grace, my youngest daughter, is 17 years old and in 12th grade. She loves music and Netflix, but most of all, anything field hockey. Grace is currently going through the college recruiting process and hopes to obtain a field hockey scholarship and become a veterinarian. My family and I enjoy summers at our cabin the in the mountains of PA (Potter County), as well as, golfing, gardening, and athletic events. I look forward to working with all of you at Walden and if I can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to email (or call) me (610-588-4551).
I have been teaching for 28+ years in public as well as higher education (middle school & high school). I have taught all grades from 5th through 12th and all academic levels from tech prep to college prep and honors as well. Mostly, I have taught all subjects in the social studies field, however, I did teach algebra for a several years. I have varsity coaching experience in football, track and softball and I spent over 10 years as the supervisor of student government and yearbook. I have 20 years of collegiate teaching (mostly at the graduate level, but some undergraduate as well) experience online using eCollege and blackboard, as well as, brick and mortar experience in the field of education. I hold the following degrees and certifications: BA-Social Studies/History, MS-Educational Administration, Elementary Education, Secondary Education-Social Studies, Supervisor, Principal, and Superintendent. Also, I am a member of Kappa Delta Pi honor society. My intensive study is on the topic of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and Teacher Efficacy. My EdD coursework is in Instructional and Curriculum Leadership.