Entries by Steve

Spring Vacation is Coming Soon!

Most of the school districts in our area are having their Spring Vacation the week of April 3-5. We will be closed that week! We will have a couple of teachers available if you would like to schedule some special “One-on-one” sessions. Since there is no school, these sessions can be scheduled any time of […]

Help Us Help Kids – Here and Abroad

Lots of help wanted for Oakview, Washington and Centralia Christian Schools and a special, young boy in Burundi Africa. Yes, The Freeman Center is looking for additional teachers. There is more info about that below. Just look for the “Now Hiring” picture. We are also hoping to find people in our community who want to […]

Who do you know that would love to teach with us?

We are looking for teachers! Our teachers are from the school of “Once a teacher, always a teacher!” They have had experience in public and private schools and still love teaching. If you want to revisit the joy of working with 2 or 3 students at a time in an invigorating, enjoyable place where creative […]

An Englishman Came Calling!

In March of 2007, this gentle Englishman came calling. For almost ten years he has been part of our teaching staff. Students often called him “Mr. D” which was just fine with him. We often hear comments such as: “I love his accent!” John Dorland has decided to “retire” from teaching for The Freeman Center. […]

Kirsten’s Amazing Memories Reunion

Fourteen years ago, I met a young girl who now owns a piece of my heart! Kirsten is a remarkable young woman. When you first meet her, she will tell you that she was born with Asperger Syndrome and because of that she learns differently than others. While Asperger’s makes it harder for her to […]

She decided to change her future!

This young woman wanted to change her future! Sarah left school when she was quite young because she “could not read or understand the schoolwork”. Early last year, she found someone who gave her a chance and a challenge. She began working in an office with the stipulation that she complete her GED or High […]

Lewis Talk Finds The Freeman Center

A few weeks ago, the mother of one of our former students contacted me to ask if she could write a story about The Freeman Center for LewisTalk, a website dedicated to stories about local people and places. I agreed to meet with her at The Freeman Center. Every time I give someone a tour […]

Cruisin’ for ice-cream!

Brock has worked very hard for the last several months. His skills are improving quite well, his attitude is great and he has set some goals for himself. One of the goals is to take his brother and dad for cruises in our old cars. We had the first cruise last week. It was nice […]

A Visit From a Former Student

  The door opened and two young guys walked in. One of them acted like he knew where he was going! I recognized his face but he was almost as tall as me! Trent was a student at The Freeman Center between 2007 and 2011 with a few breaks in between. Today, he returned a […]