|Area 4 Schools |
|Sofia Freire |
Dr. Sofia Freire is the Area 4 Superintendent and supervises schools in the Clairemont, Madison, and Henry high school clusters. She replaced Dr. Marian Kim-Phelps who became Superintendent of the Westminister School District in Orange County, CA.
Dr. Freire holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Cal State Fullerton and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California. Since 2011 she had served as the Senior Director of School Transformation for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
Her work included coaching, mentoring, and evaluating secondary principals; planning and facilitating monthly leadership conferences on instructional leadership and organizational management, and summer seminars and retreats on Common Core State Standards; and leading a team of math and English experts in developing curriculum and assessments.
Dr. Freire has more than eight years of service as a secondary principal and assistant principal, beginning her educational career as a multiple subjects teacher in middle school.
The Clairemont High School cluster includes Marston Middle School; Longfellow K-8; Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes, and Toler elementary schools.
The Madison High School cluster includes CPMA and Innovation middle schools; Field, Hawthorne, Lafayette, Lindbergh Schweitzer, Sequoia, and Whitman elementary schools; and Muir K-12.
The Patrick Henry High School cluster includes Lewis and Pershing middle schools; Benchley/Weinberger, Dailard, Foster, Gage, Green, Hardy, Hearst, and Marvin elementary schools.