A native of South Africa, Franeen graduated from University of Cape Town and taught Math, Science and coached tennis. Upon her
emigration from South Africa, she joined GHA as a Middle School Math and Science teacher.
After 5 years, Franeen took on an administrative role, in addition to teaching classes. She shifted to a full time Administrator, serving as the Director of Middle School. Franeen has served as the Executive Director of AJA since the merger.