Jul 29

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“Meet the New Principal” Events and New Faces

As I mentioned in my first correspondence in May, among my most important early priorities is to listen.  To that end, I’ve met with nearly every member of my staff in individual meetings, hosted parent coffee events, and worked closely with our PTSA since stepping into this role.  As another year approaches and we move back into school mode, I wanted to use the next month to hear from as many community members as possible.  Please consider stopping by one of the following “Meet the New Principal” events.  These are “meet and greets” where I’ll be meeting parents, students, alumni and friends of the school, listening, sharing my vision for the school, and we will discuss Freeman now and in the future. You can stop in, join the conversation for a while, ask anything you want, or share your perspective of our great school. The events will be informal and you can stay as long as you want.

Meet the New Principal Event Schedule:

  • Monday, August 5th: Tuckahoe Library (4:30 – 6pm)
  • Thursday, August 8th: Regency Starbucks (10-11am)
  • Tuesday, August 13th : Tuckahoe YMCA (6-8pm)
  • Friday, August 23rd: Freeman High School Library (10am – 12)

New Faces:

  • Associate Principal: Rick Butler, Caseload: A-D
    Mr. Butler joined our administrative team this summer, transferring from Henrico High School where he spent 4 years, three as the Associate Principal, the position he will hold at Freeman.  Rick previously served as an assistant principal at Tucker High School and a school counselor and math teacher prior to that.  Rick brings a wealth of experience, a ton of energy and a remarkable warmth to our school; we are lucky to have snagged him for our team. Welcome aboard Rick!
  •  Assistant Principal: To be announced in August
    It is better-sweet to report that Assistant Principal Queen Bailey has moved up to Central Office as a part of our division’s student support and disciplinary review office. Mrs. Bailey served Freeman High School for 4 years and we are sorry to see her go but excited for her and her family to have this professional opportunity.  We will be announcing the strong replacement as our new assistant principal very shortly and that individual will work with students whose last name begins with R-Z.
  • Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation: Carter Reilly

    Another familiar face in a new role is Mrs. Carter Reilly, who will move from Latin teacher to our testing coordinator.  Mrs. Reilly has been an important member of the Freeman faculty for ten years and is excited to step into her new role coordinating our testing and remediation programming.  You may interact with her as it pertains to your child’s graduation or testing requirements over the coming years.

  • School Counselor: Susie Good, Caseload – Last Names Li-Pe
    Susie Good comes to us from Hermitage High School where she was a stand-out member of their department for years. We are lucky she has chosen to join our team and we will benefit from her experience and skills as a working with students and families.
  • School Counselor: Charlie Williams, Caseload – Last Name Sc-Z
    Mr. Williams has been with us for almost a year, first as an intern, then a board substitute, before applying for and earning a full time position on our team.  We are excited that Charlie and Susie are full-time members of the Freeman Family as they replace retiring counselors Beth Metcalf and Kevin Steele. The changes in our counseling team as well as regular enrollment number changes lead to a slight adjustment of our counseling caseload assignments.  Your child is assigned to one of the following school counselors based on where his or her last name falls alphabetically:

School Counselor Assignments:

Student Last Name School Counselor
A – B Ms. Renee Ferrell
C-Gh Ms. Morgan Meadowes
Gi – Lh Ms. Janet Rost Smith
Li – Pe Ms. Susie Good
Pe – Sa Ms. Liz Puckett
Sc-Z Mr. Charlie Williams


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