Brooke Dougherty is a 2nd-grade teacher at Freedom Crossing Academy, one of the newest K-8 schools in St. Johns County, Florida. After graduating from college with a dual major in Early Childhood and Special Education in 2020, she accepted a job in one of St. John’s “A” rated schools—FCA.
FCA stood out because of its strong stance on school culture and student/staff relationships. Prior to being hired, her principal at the time engraved this very familiar line into her brain: “here at Freedom Crossing Academy we do three things and three things well: LiveSchool, Capturing Kids’ Hearts, and the PLC process.”
The best description of FCA’s school culture is like walking into Disney. The faculty are always brainstorming creative ways to enhance student learning and school culture. Freedom Crossing Academy is truly a special place to be.