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About Ms. Frei

Colleen Frei is one of two Mathematics teachers in grades 7 & 8 at Merton Intermediate School. Colleen has been teaching at Merton since 1996. She is a 1996 graduate of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. 

Colleen's current licenses are:
  • Elementary/Middle Level Education - 1088
  • Math - 1400

In the last 5 years, Colleen has completed the following professional development:
  • Teach Like a Pirate - district professional development - with Dave Burgess - 2015
  • Intro to UDL class - Marian University (2015)
  • Google Educator training - 2015

In her time away from school, Colleen enjoys spending time with her children.  She has a daughter named Faith and a son named Jordan.  Colleen started her career in Merton in 1997 as a middle school math teacher and has been here ever since.  

Colleen's Teaching Philosophy:

In my class, everyone must be respectful towards each other to promote a positive learning environment. As a student, you can expect group work and hands on activities to supplement the lessons. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and ask for help when necessary. I am happy to help any student during class, 5th hour, or another time set up in advance. The most important aspect of my classroom is ownership of learning. I provide students with  ample opportunities to ask questions and receive extra help. It is up to the student to take responsibility and put for the effort to succeed. I will do my part,                                                                                      and you must do yours.

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