Mrs. Emily Mather
Dear Freedom Elementary Students, Parents, and Guardians,
It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the Freedom Area
Elementary School! I am honored and excited to work with the students,
faculty, staff, parents, and community during the 2019-2020 school year.
I believe that learning is a balance of activities and skills that focus on
communication, collaboration, responsibility, perseverance, and
innovation. This Profile of a Bulldog supports student competencies and
sets the tone for achieving skills at every age. Navigating learning
experiences through play, differentiated lessons, and goal setting are
important for the individual growth of every student at Freedom.
Our Parent-Teacher Association works diligently to support excellence in
education at Freedom Elementary through many exceptional events that
benefit our students. We appreciate the efforts of all who contribute to
enriching our students’ educational experience through volunteering,
fundraising, and other supporting roles.
One key addition to our 2019-2020 program focuses on a School-Wide Positive
Behavior Support system called PAWS. Our team has worked diligently over
the past year to create a school-wide prevention program aimed to establish
a social culture that supports appropriate behaviors. Our focus through
the acronym PAWS includes the following concepts: Positive Attitude, Accepting
Responsibility, Working Together, and Safe Choices. Is intended to promote
and reward students who exhibit positive behaviors and attitudes throughout
the school day.
I look forward to working with you as we continue to strive for excellence
through the mission, vision and core values of the Freedom Area School
Mrs. Emily Mather
Freedom Area Elementary School