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1395 S. Blue Lake Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 943-4375
    Principal's Message

    Greetings Falcon Families:


    It is with the upmost gratitude and pride that I introduce myself as the new principal of Freedom Elementary School. After serving 18 great years in Volusia County, ten as an Exceptional Student Education teacher and eight as an administrator at Palm Terrace and Sweetwater Elementary, I am blessed and beyond excited to join such a talented and motivated team of teachers, parents, students, and staff.


    I hope each of you are having a restful and relaxing summer. The start of the new school year is fast approaching and the information in this newsletter will help you prepare for the 2018-2019 school year. My mission is to ensure Freedom Elementary School is a place where students want to be. I want them to feel eager to wake up and start a new day at the best elementary school in Volusia County! I am diligently working every day to incorporate research-based programs and rich quality professional learning for our teachers. As a result, “every” child will experience a fun filled day of rigorous academics, blended with curriculum enrichment opportunities that will develop them as future leaders!


    I value the opportunity and time spent with every student Falcon that flies to our nest every morning. It is my honor to help them learn, grow, and extend their wings into a world full of opportunities. I look forward to working with every Freedom Family as we strive towards the highest level of academic success. If there is ever anything that I can do for you or your child, please feel free to contact me.


    We are TEAM Freedom and YOUR child’s success depends on OUR Teamwork!!





    Joy Walker

    Proud Principal