Cardinal Spotlight Week of July 10: Freedom Elementary School

Amanda Garza is a teacher who shows passion for teaching and learning. She is a 2nd year teacher who has demonstrated a strong work ethic and makes sure she does the right thing for her students. She has a desire to learn and try new strategies that will impact her teaching and learning for her students. With her grade level team she makes time to answer ALL the many questions no matter what time of day it was. She also goes above and beyond to support ALL her students! They are thankful that she is always willing to lend a hand. She is so great to work with especially when providing support during COVID 10. Her professionalism and growth mindset are to be commended!

Carlos “Chuck” Decker is a full of life, enthusiastic learner here at Freedom Elementary. His smile is contagious. He is funny, wittie, and wise. Carlos was a first grader this past year in our Dual Language Program. He works hard and pushes himself to rise to any challenge. He was also a part of our Jr. Lighthouse group where he exhibited his skills of service and leadership. He was the “little brother” to his big sister Charlize for 7 years, but recently got promoted to “big brother” in March. He does not take his big brother responsibilities lightly. He helps mom often and loves to be with his baby brother. He loves science, recess, and being with his friends. He has fun drawing and playing legos. He also enjoys practicing and learning the art of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. We are proud of you Chuck!