Dr. Kristi Jefferson

Welcome to Freedom Middle School! On behalf of our staff, I am delighted that you are visiting us online! Here at FMS, the opportunity to receive a superb education in every subject area is one that is provided daily to each of our students, who we endearingly know as FREEDOM STARS! Our mission of “Personal Best + Collaborative Effort = Excellence for All!” is an expectation not only for students, but for teachers, support staff, and administrators as well.

I have spent many years on my own learning journey. Upon graduation from Giles County High School, I entered my postsecondary years at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville and earned my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree with a double major in English and math. A few years later, I secured my Master of Arts degree in Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, I renewed my passion for learning by earning my Doctor of Education degree in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University.

My love of learning and my desire to share that joy with students translated into a long career in education: fifteen years teaching math, five years as assistant principal, and fourteen years as principal. I am currently in my thirty-fifth year as an educator, and all but two of them have been in the Franklin Special School District.   I wake up every morning with the thought that I get the opportunity to help another individual learn while I learn as well…and the journey continues.

My husband, Cas, and I have two sons, Miles and Adam, who attended kindergarten through eighth grade in FSSD, and a grandson, Landon, who is currently a student in FSSD.   I am a native Tennessean and live on a farm near Franklin that has been in my husband’s family since the mid 1800’s.

I am honored to be an educator in in this school district, and I am humbled to be the principal of Freedom Middle School.   As a servant leader, I am available to assist you in any way that is needed. I will give you my personal best each day and work with you to provide an environment in which your child will thrive and excel.

Mr. Adam Demonbreun
7th Grade Assistant Principal

Although a Nashville native, I am proud to have been able to call Williamson County my home for the past 30 years, and am truly honored to be able to work for the school district in which I received my formative education from elementary through middle and junior high school. After graduating from MTSU, I began teaching math at Freedom Middle School in 1998. After 14 years in the classroom and 4 years as athletics director, I became assistant principal and co-athletics director in 2012. As you can tell by the number of years of service at our school, I have loved my time at FMS! My wife, Janet, and I have three children, all of whom have benefitted from their experiences in our excellent schools.

I would like to personally welcome you to the FMS family and look forward to spending time with our Freedom STARS!

Mrs. Amanda Muniz
8th Grade Assistant Principal

I was born and raised on a farm in west Tennessee but have called middle Tennessee “home” for the past 12 years.  My path to a career in education began a little differently than most. I earned a degree from UT Martin in marketing, and went on to pursue my MBA from MTSU.  However, after spending a few years in sales and realizing my heart was not in it, I obtained my teaching license and taught business and marketing to high school students for 10 years. It was during those years that I found my calling and knew I wanted to become a school leader. I received a degree in educational leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University and was fortunate enough to join the Freedom Middle School family in October of 2014.  Although I may have taken the long route, I consider myself blessed every day to have found what truly inspires me—children!  My husband, Michael, and I have 2 amazing children, Evan and Elizabeth, who are both enrolled in FSSD. 

I look forward to being a part of your child’s educational journey here at FMS and am always available should you have questions or concerns along the way.