Having taught for 22 years at BLS, Ms. Judi Freeman has left her mark as the Facing History and Ourselves teacher, advisor to the Topol Fellows and co-founder of the Senior Capstone class. Ms. Freeman has taken her students on many trips across the world, including to Eastern Europe and Washington D.C..
She believes Facing History and Ourselves is an important course, explaining, “It’s a course that every student should take because having a moral compass is a necessary skill.”
Ms. Freeman will keep herself busy by writing a biography about Dorothy Thompson, an American journalist who gained fame for interviewing Adolf Hitler. Thompson became a very influential woman who warned Americans about the threat that Nazis posed.
Ms. Freeman shares her parting words to students, “Think about what you want your education to be. Do you want it to be driven by textbooks and tests? Or, do you want it to be about the important issues where you don’t have to cram facts in your head because you care about them? […] Make your education have meaning and not just a transcript.”