She will supervise schools in the Clairemont, Madison and Henry high school clusters. She replaces Dr. Marian Kim-Phelps, who became Superintendent of the Westminister School District in Orange County, Calif. Judy Tenorio has served as interim Area Superintendent.
Dr. Freire holds a Doctorate of Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California. Since 2011, she has served as the Senior Director of School Transformation for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
Her work includes coaching, mentoring, and evaluating secondary principals; planning and facilitating monthly leadership conferences on instructional leadership and organizational management, and summer seminars and retreats on Common Core State Standards; and leading a team of math and English experts in developing curriculum and assessments.
Dr. Freire has more than eight years of service as a secondary principal and assistant principal, beginning her educational career as a multiple subjects teacher, in middle school.
The Clairemont High School cluster contains Marston Middle School; Longfellow K-8; Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools.
The Madison High School cluster contains CPMA and Innovation middle school; Field, Hawthorne, Lafayette, Lindbergh/Schweitzer, Sequoia and Whitman elementary schools; Muir K-12 and Mt. Everest Academy.
The Patrick Henry High School cluster contains Pershing and Lewis middle schools; Benchley/Weinberger, Dailard, Foster, Gage, Green, Hardy, Hearst and Marvin elementary schools.