Question: Tell us about your family and your education. Why did you choose to become a Lutheran school teacher?
LF: I come from a family of four. There's my mom, dad, and little sister. We have lived in the same house since I was three years old, so I'm definitely excited to move to a new place! I attended Lutheran schools since kindergarten. I went to Zion Lutheran grade school from kindergarten to eighth grade. For high school I went to Milwaukee Lutheran High School. After I graduated high school, I went to Concordia University Wisconsin. I will graduate in May with my Lutheran Elementary Education Degree and a minor in Mathematics. As I have gotten older, I've come to realize how fortunate I was to have gone to Lutheran schools. It's been such a blessing, and I am so grateful to my parents for sending me to a Lutheran grade school and high school. I chose to become a Lutheran school teacher for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, I want to be able to share my faith with my students. Second, I had a couple of influential teachers that inspired me to pursue a career in teaching. I also chose to become a teacher partly because of my little sister. I was nine when she was born, and I was almost like a second mom to her so to speak. As she got to be a little older, I would make her play school with me. I would be the teacher and she would be my student. I would help her practice writing her letters, reading, and eventually math too.
Question: What hobbies do you have?
LF: I like to do a lot of different things. I love photography, playing the piano, going to different festivals, hanging out with friends, and of course shopping! I also like trying different restaurants and checking out new places!
Question: What are you looking forward to most as you begin your teaching experience in your very own classroom?
LF: Currently, I am student teaching at a public middle school, and so many of the students there come from rough backgrounds. Because I'm at a public school, I can't openly share my faith. It's probably one of the toughest things that I am encountering at this placement. I miss being able to openly share my faith and talk about Jesus with my students and those around me. Being able to openly talk about God in my classroom is the thing I am most looking forward to.
We look forward to having Lindsay Freeberg join the CTK family.