LYDIA FREEMAN is an associate consultant with Public Impact, focused primarily on leading Opportunity Culture design and implementation support teams in schools. Before joining Public Impact, Ms. Freeman worked as a humanities instructional coach and reading interventionist at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory in Gaston, North Carolina. Before that, she taught English at the school, where her students regularly exceeded expected learning growth. Ms. Freeman also served as a Teach for America corps member, teaching fifth-grade science and social studies in Northampton County, North Carolina. She holds a B.A. in English and communication from Bluefield College.
Why I Do This Work: “From my work as an educator and coach, I know the impact that consistent, excellent teaching has on the lives and outcomes of students. My current work with Opportunity Culture connects the skills of excellent educators with the needs of students. It’s meaningful to do work that I believe is making a difference on the individuals in schools throughout our nation.”