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    Mrs. Emily Mather

    Mrs. Emily Mather

    Principal

    724-775-1122

    emather@freedomarea.org 

     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
    District.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Emily Mather

    Principal

    Freedom Area Elementary School