• Dr. Polkinghorne's Portrait

    Dr. Frederick W. Polkinghorne

    Business Administration

    Ed.S., Education Leadership (2021)
    Saint Louis University (Licensure: K-12 School Leadership and District Leadership)

    Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development (2009)
    Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

    M.S., Business Education (2006)
    Emporia State University

    B.S.E., Business Education (2003)
    University of Central Missouri (Licensure: 5-12 Business Education, 9-12 Marketing Education, and K-12 Library Media Specialist)


    Dr. Polkinghorne is an experienced workforce education and development educator, having trained more than 500 career and technical educators to develop, deliver, and evaluate instruction across 16 federally recognized career clusters.  He joined Gateway STEM High School to  deliver business management education (CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE BUSINESS DEPARTMENT WEBPAGE), manage JAGTOWN (CLICK HERE TO VISIT JAGTOWN), and lead the Business, Management, and Technology Program at Gateway STEM HIGH School (He also serves as the Chair of the SLPS District Professional Learning Committee for Business, Management, and Technology). Dr. Polkinghorne enjoys spending time with his partner (Hunter), family and friends, and his three dogs (Izzabella, Madeline, and Rizzo).





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