Getting to know our teachers better


Every day, students go in and out of their classes. Just like students, every teacher is different, whether it is their class subject, method of teaching or in their own lives outside of school. Students form relationships with their teachers for many different reasons. Sometimes getting to know your teachers and who they really are can help make their courses and class work more enjoyable.


Ms. Circle

Many students know Circle as a teacher in the science department. Her courses mainly consist of biology. Circle is very popular amongst the students. She was even the January T.H.I.N.K award recipient, the T.H.I.N.K award is an award students vote on for a teacher to receive each month. Circle has been a teacher for about 3 and a half years. Outside of school, Circle enjoys playing with her daughter and going on walks with her, and she enjoys spending time with the rest of her family as well. Circle also likes to read and crochet. 


Ms. Giammaria

A teacher who is very well known amongst the students is Giammaria, and not because of her class, but because of her clubs. She sponsors a lot of clubs like Book Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Freedom Sozo and Pep Club. Many students like to refer to Giammaria as “Gia”, a nickname to shorten her last name. Giammaria is a teacher in the English department. She teaches English 12 along with classes like Performing Arts and Creative Writing. She has been a teacher for over 10 years. She enjoys hanging out with her family, reading and playing video games. Giammaria likes to travel to Edinboro, Pennsylvania, as well, for a family vacation spot. 


Ms. Homa 

 Homa is a teacher in the science department. Homa teaches biology classes and anatomy classes. Homa has been teaching for about eight years. She enjoys the outdoors, and likes to likes to hike, bike and ski. Homa is even the Ski Club sponsor. She also enjoys going to the gym. Many students describe Homa to be a very quiet and kind teacher. 


Mr. Langelli

Langelli is a teacher who students would describe as always being upbeat and ready for class. He has no problem cracking a couple of jokes during class to make his students laugh. Langelli has been a teacher for 14 years, 11 of them at Freedom. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys watching his kids play sports like soccer and basketball. His family likes to play on their Nintendo Switch, and healso is a fan of racket ball. Langelli and his family like to travel to the beach, specifically the Outer Banks in North Carolina. He and his wife also plan to take their daughters to Disney World soon. Langelli teaches a History CCBC class, Psychology and Secret Societies and Scandals. 


Every student knows that when they go to a class they are taught and mentored by adults who show an interest in the topic they are learning about. Sometimes it is important for students and teachers to get to know each other to make working and learning more fun and interesting.