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.