• Dear Freedom Elementary Families,

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new and returning families and share my enthusiasm about the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. I hope your summer has gone well and you are excited for the beginning of school.

    While this will be my first year as principal of Freedom Elementary, the 2017-2018 school year marks my 25th year in the field of education. My background encompasses seven years of serving as an elementary principal, sixteen years teaching, and one year as a STARR teacher for the state of Missouri. I look forward to the opportunities Freedom Elementary will offer and the partnership we will develop in working to do what is best for kids.  

     I am fortunate to work alongside the amazing teachers at Freedom Elementary as we embark on this year ready to create a culture of learning that includes engaging, rigorous, and relevant work in our classrooms. I want to extend a special, year-long invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  Freedom Elementary wants, needs, and values your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Active participation is key to the success of your young Tiger during his/her elementary school years.

     Again, I welcome you to Freedom Elementary and to our wonderful learning community . . . a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence!

    Mrs. Carey Drehle
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