Liz Freedman

Principal | Greater Lawrence Technical School
Greater Lawrence SITE


Liz Freedman is in her eleventh year as principal of Greater Lawrence Technical School, a public regional technical school serving Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover in Andover, Massachusetts.

Liz has been fortunate to work with a team to lead a comprehensive set of school improvement efforts that resulted in the school moving from Level 3 underperforming school to a Level 1 school; while this has been great progress, they know they still have work to do to help students succeed beyond what they can currently imagine.

Most recently, she helped spearhead the creation of the STEAM Innovation Program, a transdisciplinary, project-based initiative that integrates academic and career education. She holds a masters in Counseling and Education Leadership and previously held positions as assistant principal, school adjustment counselor and English Language (EL) teacher.

She lives in Boston with her husband and two children who take her breath away on a regular basis. She loves to travel and explore, read and more recently practice yoga.

She wants to be part of the Compassionate Systems Certification Program to help her students, their families, her community and beyond connect with/to kindness. We see examples repeated throughout recent history of people at their worst and we need to do all that we can to figure out how to bring out the best