Columbia, SC and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, — Rhodes Graduation Services (RGS) and Jostens, the leading provider of publications, jewelry, and graduation products serving the K-12 and college markets in the United States, announced that Steve Frazier has joined their team as of July 1, 2022. Frazier will lead Broward Graduation Services.
“We are so excited to have someone of Steve’s caliber lead our Broward office,” said Thomas Rhodes, President of RGS. “Steve has over 32 years of experience as an educator in Broward County and as a leader in education throughout Florida and beyond. Our company is committed to SERV-ING students and schools and Steve brings a lifetime of commitment to education and service to our growing South Florida division.”
Steve added, “I look forward to this new opportunity that will allow me to continue to serve the students of Broward and around South Florida. Jostens is a first-rate company that prioritizes students and families. I am excited to join the Jostens team to lead the Broward division and bring and maintain the high-quality products and service Jostens is well-known for.”
Steve has worked for Broward Public Schools for over 32 years as a language arts teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He has served as a principal for over 18 years, most recently as the principal of Silver Trail Middle School. He has served in various capacities throughout the district including DDI Certified Trainor and Principal Mentor. Steve has been a long-standing member of the Broward Principals’ and Assistants’ Association (BPAA) including serving on their Board of Directors since 1999 as well as serving as the Treasurer for the last 16 years.
Steve is a Past-President of the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals (FASSP). He served as the South Region Director for the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA). Additionally, Steve serves as the Executive Director for the Florida League of Middle Schools (FLMS), and he also is the President & Co-Founder of EduPride, an advocacy group for LGBTQ school employees and students.
Recently, Steve received the Florida Presidential Service Award for his leadership on diversity and equity issues around Florida. He also received the Paul S. George Award recognizing his lifelong leadership and service for the advancement of middle school level education in the state of Florida. The Florida Council of PTA recognized Steve as the 2014 Florida Outstanding Principal of the Year. They also recognized him with the Welfare for Children Award in 2017. In 2007, he received the Outstanding Educator Award presented by Eastern Financial.
Steve holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and received his undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College (Jesuit) in Mobile, Alabama.
RGS is a family-owned and operated business that has represented Jostens since 1975. The company has offices in Florida and South Carolina serving more than 50,000 students annually, making it the largest Jostens provider nationwide. The values and systems put in place decades ago remain today as RGS continues to grow and deliver the best products at the most competitive prices in the industry.
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