• Welcome to the 2018-2019school year!

     

    Dr. Freebersyser portfolio site: wendyfree@weebly.com

     

    My name is Dr. Wendy Freebersyser.  I am high school mathematics and service learning teacher at Parkway North High school, soccer coach, and an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University.  I have taught in Parkway for 24 years. I was trained by Texas Instrument in 2006 as a regional technology instructor. I attended St. Louis university for my bachelor's degree, Maryville University for a Master's, William Woods University for a second Master's and received my doctorate is in Educational Leadership and Policy May of 2015. My primary research focus is education inequity and humane education.  I am passionate about pushing the limits and boundaries of education to help schools break away from the status quo and embrace the “digital age” and computational thinking. Projects for the 2018-2019 school year include:

    Creating a Steam maker space in room 2315.

    Cosponsor coding club

    Partnering with Northeast middle silver team on foodbank and gardening projects, including filling the North high greenhouse.

    Projects include:  farm to table eating, providing fresh vegetables to foodbank clients, creating a greenhouse makerspace for parkway pk-12 field trips to learn about food and sustainability, collaborating with students in California, Illinoise, Texas in a global learning project lead by Claire Bassi, creating and selling planter boxes, herb gardens and flowers to raise money for the foodbank and its clients, Study abroad trip to Germany/Switzerland over spring break, creation and maintenance of student online portfolios to collect student projects and evidence of learning.

    Philosophy:  Your education is personal and unique, each student is embarking on an individual learning experience.  I have learned that you get out of education what you put in, the struggle and failure teach you more than any success, and the most valuable skills to develop in life are grit, resilience, communication, the ability to research and critical thinking.  

    The study of mathematics lends itself very well to the pursuit of the above stated skills.  My goal for all of you is to lean into the struggle, embrace learning through failure and experimentation, be willing to risk, fall down and most importantly get back up.

    Instructor:  Dr. Wendy Freebersyser

    Room:  2314

    E Mail:  wfreebersyser@parkwayschools.net

    Webpage: https://www.parkwayschools.net/domain/1950

    Phone Number:  314-415-5689

     

    Mission:  The mission of the Parkway School District is to ensure all students are capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing world.