Denise Frederick

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Denise Frederick
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Board Vice President, Springfield Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 5, 2011
First electedApril 5, 2011
Next generalApril 8, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMissouri State University
Master'sMissouri State University
Ph.D.Saint Louis University
ProfessionDirector of Secondary Education, Missouri State University
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Denise Frederick is an incumbent on the Springfield school board in Missouri, where she is also serving as board vice president. Her seat was scheduled to be up for election on April 8, 2014, however the district canceled the election as only two candidates had enough signatures to file for the two available seats.[1]


Frederick is a former administrator and teacher at Springfield Public Schools. She has both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Missouri State University and her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University. She is currently the Director of Secondary Education at Missouri State University.[2]



See also: Springfield Public Schools elections (2014)


The district cancelled this election as only two candidates filed for the two available seats. Frederick was re-elected by default.


Springfield Board of Education, At-large, 3-year term, April 5, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Prater 32.4% 12,696
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Frederick 24% 9,400
     Nonpartisan Mark Heffington 19.8% 7,768
     Nonpartisan Carl Herd 14.5% 5,683
     Nonpartisan Don Carriker, Jr. 9.4% 3,682
Total Votes 39,229
Source: Greene County Clerk, "Summary Report," accessed April 1, 2014

About the district

See also: Springfield Public Schools, Missouri
Springfield Public Schools is located in Greene County, Mo.
Springfield Public Schools is located in south-west Missouri in Greene County. The county seat of Greene County is Springfield. Greene County is home to 283,870 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] In the 2011-2012 school year, Springfield Public Schools was the largest school district in Missouri and served 25,175 students.[4]


Greene County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.3 percent of Greene County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Greene County was $40,337 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Greene County was 18.7 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Greene County (%) Missouri (%)
White 91.5 83.7
Black or African American 3.2 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.5
Asian 1.8 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.6 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.3 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Greene County[5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 46,219 76,900
2008 56,181 77,683
2004 46,657 77,885
2000 41,091 59,178

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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