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Kathleen Freeman

Position: Retiring Multiage Classroom Teacher
School: Roth Elementary School
School District: Klein ISD
City, State: Klein, TX

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Kathleen Freeman was nominated by her associate superintendent, Kelly Schumacher.

Ms. Freeman is a gifted teacher who has been a true trailblazer in Klein ISD. No matter what type of learner Ms. Freeman had the joy to teach, she could always find a way to help them reach their potential in a creative, personalized way. This made her students feel valued and special.

One of Ms. Freeman's most notable accomplishments was her dream to enrich gifted learners in a multi-aged classroom by using innovative curriculum and learning strategies that foster a curious, collaborative learning environment with high expectations . She was the first teacher in her school district to partner with Advanced Academics to research, design, and apply a specific gifted curriculum with a focus on innovation and improving student learning. Any time you had the honor to be in Ms. Freeman's classroom, you could see a combined classroom of students in grades 3-5 who would confidently use a Socratic seminar through learning classical literature, Latin, and advanced math and science open-ended challenges and real-world connections. The program Ms. Freeman helped design and implement was built on a foundation of relationship-focused teachers, seamless differentiation, project-based learning, and a technology-rich environment. Her footprint of innovation, high-quality teaching, and collaborative learning experiences will always be cherished and remembered by her students, their families, and staff across Klein ISD.

Comments (2)

Jen Quinton Posted 26 days ago

Kathy has been instrumental in bringing Multi-age GT learning to Klein ISD, and has paved the way for so many wonderful opportunities for her students. I've had the pleasure of not only working with her and calling her friend, but 2 of my daughters have had her as their teacher and they absolutely ADORE Ms. Freeman! Thank you for being such an amazing educator and positively impacting the lives of ALL your students. We ? you!

Gigi Posted 28 days ago

Yes Kathy is my friend and taught my daughters. As I was learning to become a teacher we also shared many discussions about teaching, I know by fact the wonderful true educater she is.