Interim President, Providence Cristo Rey High School
Frederick Yeakey is Interim President at Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, as well as an educational consultant and speaker who has delivered keynotes and workshops on culture, diversity, mentorship, character development, purpose and equity to educators, administrators, parents and students.
Yeakey began his educational career over 14 years ago as a director of an after-school program and summer program for “The 100 Black Men of Indianapolis,” with a mission to empower those who are often forgotten about. In his 14-year teaching career, Yeakey has taught at public, charter and private schools. For the last six years, he has served in an administrative role.
Yeakey has received national attention for his work with a male mentoring initiative, “The Barbershop,” which was featured in a recent issue of SREB’s Promising Practices Newsletter. By offering free haircuts, Yeakey encourages and empowers male students to stay on track to graduate and make impact in the communities that they serve. He sets high expectations for his students and believes they should never allow their circumstances to shape their future — or to feel sorry for themselves.
Yeakey received a B.A. in Public Administration from Kentucky State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching and Building Level Administration Certificate from Marian University.