Becoming Collegiate Academy was founded by long-time Jacksonville native and educator, Cameron Frazier. Cameron Joined the educational movement in 2012 as Teach for America Jacksonville Corps Member. True to Cameron’s goal of improving educational quality in his home community, he launched his career teaching English in the neighborhood of his childhood at Matthew Gilbert Middle School. In his first year of teaching, Cameron was recognized by the Duval County Public Schools for increasing student achievement in reading. He continued his career teaching 3rd Grade Reading at Rocketship Elementary in Nashville, where his unique ability to increase student achievement through a focus on school culture, academics, and social-emotional development propelled him into leadership. Cameron effectively implemented his social-emotional learning and culturally affirming model school-wide as the Dean of Students at KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School. Cameron was introduced to the school founding experience at KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary as the Founding Assistant Principal. Cameron has received support in launching Becoming Collegiate Academy as a Founding Fellow of the Freedom Fellows Institute, which prepares high impact leaders of color to return home to create schools of innovation in their communities. Cameron will serve as the Founding Principal of Becoming Collegiate Academy. As a son of North Jacksonville, Cameron is honored to expand our community’s legacy through the launching of a high-quality and innovative school focused on preparing the next generation for success in college and life.