Dr. Charles Farmer
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!
If I were asked what means the most to me in life, I’d definitely have to say being a husband and father. I met my bride of 20 years, Rachel, while we were attending college at Auburn University. We enjoy spending time together on our back porch and watching our son, Harrison, play baseball. Harrison will be in 8th grade. He is our only child…lucky him! We live on 6 acres in College Grove where we love to feed the deer and turkeys and collect eggs from our chickens.
I am proud to call Middle Tennessee home! I grew up in Murfreesboro, and I am a 1992 graduate of Oakland High School. I attended Auburn University where I majored in Secondary Social Science Education. After obtaining my Bachelor of Social Science, I accepted a job at Bay High School in Panama City, FL. I taught history and coached football and baseball. While working at Bay High School, I earned my Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from The Florida State University. Shortly thereafter, I became an administrator at A. Crawford Mosley High School. I went to work for Auburn University full time while working towards my Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Teaching. I was fortunate to become an assistant principal at Opelika High School while completing my graduate studies. I became principal of Greenville High School in 2008. I was afforded the opportunity to move back home and open Summit High School in 2010. After four years as principal at Summit, I became the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools in Williamson County. Through it all, the principalship is where my heart really lies. The chance to return to the school building is something that truly has me ecstatic! I am so eager to get back to supporting students, families, and staff!
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!
8th Grade Assistant Principal
I was born and raised on a farm in west Tennessee but have called middle Tennessee “home” since 2004. 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. Trevecca Nazarene University is where I earned my degree in educational leadership as well as my doctorate in education. I was blessed with the opportunity to join the Freedom Middle School family in October of 2014. 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.