FCS was founded in 1968 by First Assembly of God of Fremont, now known as Harbor Light Church. The pastor and church envisioned offering a Christian education at all grade levels to any family in the community who would support FCS's purpose, policies and procedures. Every employee of Harbor Light/Fremont Christian School is an evangelical Christian regularly attending an evangelical church. It is our goal that every child who attends FCS would learn what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Fremont Christian School is led by Head of School, Dr. Tricia Meyer.
Head of School
Dr. Tricia Meyer was born in the East Bay. She served as Student Body President for Fremont Christian School when she graduated after 13 years attendance. Dr. Meyer did not plan on teaching as a career when she entered college but a series of experiences over her undergraduate years led her back to Fremont Christian School where she feels a strong commitment to place. Dr. Meyer attends Harbor Light Church.
Earning a Bachelor of Arts in English, a California Single Subject Teaching Credential, a Master of Education, a California Administrative Services Credential, and a Doctor of Education, have all prepared Dr. Meyer for her role as the Head of School at Fremont Christian School. Dr. Meyer first joined FCS in the 1993-1994 school year as a teacher and then transitioned to the position of academic and college counselor. In 1998, she became the Vice Principal and, in 2000, took over leadership of the Secondary Campus as Principal.
Having started her administrative career as a college counselor, Dr. Meyer has a special interest in college advising. Her doctoral dissertation for George Fox University explored college counseling in the Christian school. Her commitment to early college advising is evident in the high quality college advising curriculum available at FCS.
Dr. Meyer is an active leader of teaching and learning at Fremont Christian School. She is committed to research-based educational practices that bring about transformation. She has been trained by Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition and Design) and made a commitment that all students at Fremont Christian School will benefit from this instructional model of clear, practical strategies promoting positive, effective interactions among students and between teachers and students. Project GLAD develops metacognitive use of high level, academic language and literacy. Project GLAD training results in teachers’ renewed commitment to high expectations and high standards for all students. The results for students around the state have been continued gains in standardized test scores, as well as renewed involvement in a classroom that is, not only student-centered, but fosters a sense of identity and voice.
Dr. Meyer has also been trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling System for dyslexics. This training led to the implementation of formal learning accommodations at Fremont Christian School for students who are being assisted with remediation for dyslexia and/or AD/HD.
Dr. Meyer’s husband Dr. Raymond Meyer chairs the FCS Bible Department and is the pastor of First Baptist Church, Newark. The Meyer’s young son, Jake, attends FCS. The family enjoys traveling, reading, and basset hounds.
Together with the FCS faculty, they are committed to teaching students how to think.