It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school!
My name is Tracy Kottman and I am so proud to be your Principal! I received my undergraduate degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX and my Masters of Administration from Trinity University.
Although many of my educational beliefs have developed as a result of my experiences in the classroom, my most valuable beliefs have been formulated as a result of being the mother of two very different and extremely wonderful children! In fact, it is because of my incredibly supportive husband, daughter, and son that I have been able to dedicate myself to the students and families with whom I work.
My educational background spans some twenty years and includes teaching experiences in both elementary and middle school. I have worked as a General Education 2nd, 4th, and 7th Grade teacher; Title I, Campus Curriculum Specialist; Gifted & Talented Teacher; and Dyslexia/Instructional Intervention Teacher.
I began my administrative journey by serving as the Assistant Principal of Timberwood Park Elementary in 2008. In addition to this position providing me an opportunity to open a new campus, it taught me the importance of building and maintaining strong community ties. After spending three wonderful years with the Timberwood Tigers, I was transferred to Johnson Ranch Elementary. Although I only spent one year in the Roper world, I enjoyed building new relationships and had fun further solidifying my educational philosophies and beliefs.
Although my educational experiences have been diverse, my core beliefs about student success have remained unchanged. Success is the result of many people working together for a common purpose…. At Freiheit Elementary, our common purpose is student success!
As we begin our journey together, I would like to thank all of our Freiheit parents, teachers, staff, and community members in advance. In addition to maintaining consistent communication, please know that your wings of support are truly appreciated and will continue providing a solid foundation for MANY of our upcoming EAGLE flights!
Because of YOU, Freiheit Eagles SOAR with SUCCESS!!!