The Teacher of the Month for May is Vanessa Freed. Mrs. Freed serves as the Bilingual/ESL Coordinator for Florence ISD, and she is an amazing role model for all teachers on the FISD campuses. She provides professional development every month at the elementary school faculty meetings. Mrs. Freed also models ESL strategies in the classrooms, and she recommends resources and tools for the teachers to use with their students. She has been instrumental in helping with the progress of the English Language Learners. Mrs. Freed builds relationships with both teachers and students, and she works hard to meet the needs of all students. The students that she works with KNOW that she is there to help them succeed.