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Math Department

April Adams

April Adams is a 2000 graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. She earned a bachelors of science degree in Secondary Mathematics.  This is her 19th year as an educator and she teaches Algebra 2 Honors, Financial Algebra, and Math for College Readiness. Mrs. Adams is married to a cattle farmer and has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, singing in the choir, and reading.

Go Bulldogs!

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Gloria Miller

Gloria Miller is a graduate of the Freeport High School class of 1984 and bleeds Orange and Blue! Go Bulldogs!  She later attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she was a member of the Pride of Mississippi Marching band. She earned a bachelors in Mathematics at the University of West Florida and masters in Educational Leadership from Florida State University.  

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Michele Carter

Gary Driver

Gary Driver has worked in education for over 38 years teaching at the secondary and post secondary levels. He has a BS from Samford University in math, MS in Math Ed from Samford University, an Ed specialist in Math from Troy University and an Ed Leadership from Alabama State University.

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Social Sciences Department

Vanessa Bump

Vanessa Bump has earned a B.S. from Florida State University in Criminology/Psychology and a M.Ed. from Florida State University in Social Science Education. She is a 28-year veteran social studies teacher and has taught in both Escambia and Walton Counties. She teaches AP Psychology, AP Human Geography and AP Seminar in the Capstone Diploma program and is the AP Department Head at Freeport High School. In addition, she serves as a Table Leader at the AP Reading in Cincinnati each summer. Mrs. Bump is married to fellow educator Dan Bump (FMS). Together they have a growing family of 7; son Jared and his wife Geness and daughter Blake and daughter Allysa and her fiancé Jared. Mrs. Bump was Walton High School Teacher of the year in 2004 and South Walton and Walton County Teacher of the Year in 2012.

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Patsy Stephens

A Walton County native, Miss Stephens began teaching at Freeport High in 1995. She received her Bachelor degree from Auburn University and her Master degree from the University of Phoenix.

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Shane Williams

Shane Williams is a 2009 graduate of Troy University, where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice. In 2014, he completed the EPI Program at Gulf Coast State College. He began teaching US History at FHS during the 2015-16 school year. Mr. Williams is also the head baseball coach and an assistant football coach.

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Jennifer Burnham

Jennifer Burnham graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Social Work in 1998 and a Master of Arts in Political Science in 2002. She spent several years working in long term care as a marketing director and social worker before changing careers and joining the Freeport High School Family in 2012 as a Language Arts teacher. She has since completed a Master of Educational Leadership from the American College of Education in 2018. She now teaches AP World History, American Government, and AVID.

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Science Department

Amy Baker

Amy Lynn Baker is from Madison, Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Auburn University, Upon graduating, she traveled the United States doing environmental work in the oil industry in the Northwest region of the United States. She became a teacher in 2003 so she can inspire the love of Science to all of her students.

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Mike Myrick

Mike Myrick graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching and a minor in General Science. He taught and coached in Louisiana for 2 years and in Mississippi for 3 years, holding a 1990 football state championship title from Stringer High School. Freeport has been his home for over 25 years and he is the proud coach of the 2015 State Champion Lady Bulldogs girls basketball team.

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Connor Voreis

Connor Voreis attended Ave Maria University in southwest Florida with a major in Biology and minor in Mathematics. He currently attends the University of West Florida, and is studying for a Master's in Mathematical Sciences. He currently teaches Chemistry Honors, Anatomy and Physiology Honors, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus.

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English Department

Hillary Williams

After earning her AA degree from Chipola College in 2004, Hillary Willliams transferred to Florida State University and graduated with a degree in English Education in 2007. FSU placed her at Freeport High School to complete her student internship, and she never left. She has taught various English courses and electives during her 12 years at FHS. She plans to continue her education this fall by working to earn her master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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Rian Lyday

Rian Lyday has had the privilege of being a Freeport Bulldog since 2016; this year is her 21st year teaching. She posseses a National Board Certification in Literacy and received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The University of South Florida...Go BULLS! She has earned her Education Specialist's degree and is currently working to finish her Doctorate at Nova University.

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Jaime Wassman

As a graduate of UWF,  Jaime Wassman started her career in education working as the Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center in New Orleans. Taking her knowledge of the gaps that she saw in students, from there, she entered the classroom. She is currently entering my 19th year in education. She has taught everything from 4th-12th grade and a year in 2nd. She works hard to extend her love and passion for ELA to her students and truly enjoy having great discussions about literature and how it connects to our lives today.

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Tracy Nick

Tracy Nick was a first generation college student along with her brother. Both siblings achieved Master's degrees through hard work and determination. Tracy received her Master's from the University of Alabama in 2003. She has been a teacher in Walton County School District since 2006. She enjoys assisting her Freeport High School juniors in winning all the BONES spirit events and planning the prom.

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Russell Phillips

Russell Phillips is a Freeport High School alumni. He was a first generation college student and received a bachelors degree in Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University. As of 2019, he is currently in his 4th year teaching for Walton county schools and will begin pursuing his masters degree in Educational Leadership during this school year.

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Foreign Language

Carla Griffith-Spanish

Carla Griffith attended SUNY @ Oneonta in New York, The University of Seville, Spain, and is a 1986 graduate of the University of West Florida. She earned a bachelor of arts in Spanish education. 2019 marks her 34th year as an educator, 32 of those as a Freeport Bulldog! She teaches Spanish 2-4 and sponsors the Academic team, Anchor club, and SWAT. Mrs. Griffith is married to a retired firefighter and has 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and crafting. Go Bulldogs!

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Veronica Matias-Spanish

Carla Hunt-American Sign Language

Carla Hunt is the Media Specialist at FHS and she also teaches American Sign Language. She graduated from UAB with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Ed. She also graduated from Indiana University with a master’s degree in Library Science. She is currently working on her certification in ASL. She looks forward to meeting and helping the students of Freeport High School.

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Fine Art

Terri Shelley

Career/Technical Education

Jason Burnham

Jason Burnham, a Freeport High School class of 1994 alumnus, graduated from the University of West Florida in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He worked in the private sector as an Assistant Project Manager as well as running his own construction company for many years before entering education as a middle school English and History teacher. He came to Freeport High School in 2013 to teach CTE courses and serve as the JV basketball coach and assistant football coach.

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Ted Missildine

Ted Missildine is a graduate of Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College and Auburn University at Montgomery. He went on to earn a Masters degree from Alabama State University. He possesses teaching Florida Department of Education teacher certifications in Biology, Engineering and Technology Education, and Social Science.

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Performing Arts

Michael Miller

Mr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Newberry College. He has formerly taught at Clarendon County School District #3 (SC), Barnwell County School District #45 (SC), and Okaloosa County School District (FL). Mr. Miller began teaching in the Walton County School District at Freeport Middle and High Schools in 2005.

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Susan Behrens-Chorus

Susan Behrens holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University and has done graduate work in Vocal Performance at Oakland University in Michigan. Mrs. Behrens is a professional singer, harpist and pianist.  Mrs. Behrens began teaching and living in Freeport in 2018. She teaches chorus at FHS as well as at FMS. Mrs. Behrens is originally from the Detroit, Michigan area where she grew-up. She has 3 older sons who still live in Michigan and a 7 year old daughter who attends FES.

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Physical Education

David Felix

Kathrine Jones

Katie Jones attended Lee University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a teaching certification in grades 7-12 while also playing on the university's softball team. She has been at Freeport High School since 2014 and currently teaches Physical Education. She is also the Head Coach for the softball, volleyball and girls weightlifting teams.

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Media Specialist

ESE Department

Joyce Harp

Joyce Harp earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. She earned a master's in Educational Psychology from Georgia State University. She is teacher certified in Learning Disabilities, Variable Exceptionalities, Social Science 6-12, Math 5 - 9, and Integrated Middle School. She has been teaching Special Education since 1985.

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Mark Meisner

Mark Meisner has lived in Walton County since 2010 when he moved with my wife, Amy and three daughters: Zoe, Sydney, and Layla. He began teaching students with special needs in 2012 and it changed his life forever! He has a Bachelor's Degree in History with a minor in Political Science as well as a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He is certified in ESE K-12, Social Science 6-12, and Elementary Education K-6.

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Instructional Aides

Jennifer Billi

Jennifer Billi joing the Freeport Bulldogs as an aide in 2019. Prior to working at FHS she worked in health care as a respiratory therapist. Her family relocated to Freeport from Buffalo, NY.  

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Delric Hogans

Delric Hogans possesses a B.S. in Education from Georgia State University. He alsos holds Florida certifications in elementary education grades K-6 and social science grades 6-12. Mr. Hogans is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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Jessika Jackson, LPN

Jessika Jackson was born and raised in Freeport. She graduated from FHS in 2004. She continued her education at Pensacola State College and later graduated from the practical nursing program at Emerald Coast Technical College in 2008.


Plant Manager

Greg Farris


Kristie Dunaway

Trent Nunley

Christina McKinney

Joni Simmons

Frank Simmons

Lunchroom Staff

Tabatha Kidder-Manager

Anne Turner

Phone: 850-892-1200