Zakkiyna Freeman Dudley (1st Grade)

freemandudley1Mrs. Freeman-Dudley joins The Academy of Scholars from Chicago, Illinois – “the windy city”.  A devoted teaching professional with the gift of reaching each and every student as she instills a love for learning, Mrs. Freeman – Dudley has a demonstrated talent for designing age- appropriate lessons and activities that teach fundamental academic and socialization skills.  

As a teacher in private and public school environments, she has acquired a proven ability to offer individualized support, ensuring that all students’ unique needs and goals are met.  She is an enthusiastic person who provides additional resources to promote education in the home and to encourage parents to participate in school events.

As a hard working, motivated educator, Mrs. Freeman-Dudley helps students and her colleagues build strong communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate social and working relationships within our school community. She uses these skills and experiences to help students make real world connections in her classroom and help each student realize his or her full potential. She enjoys science experiments and creating out-of-the-box learning experiences. She also fosters self expression through arts/crafts and develops age-appropriate lesson plans that encourage physical, social, and academic growth.

Mrs. Freeman-Dudley says her greatest joy as a teacher is seeing the light-bulb come on when a student has truly learned something new and exciting! A Georgia state certified teacher, she a graduate of Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University.