M.Ed., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Chris Freer was named Vice President and Dean for Student Life in 2010. In 2012, he was appointed Principal of the Upper School and in 2017 he was named the Vice President for Advancement. Dr. Freer came to Woodward in 1994, teaching U.S. government and economics. He continues to teach a course entitled “The American Presidency” as a senior elective.
Dr. Freer has been involved in the life of the Academy from the beginning of his career at Woodward, coaching at the varsity level for the football, wrestling, and track-and-field programs. He served as head coach for track-and-field. Beginning in 1998, Dr. Freer was appointed Dean of Student Life in the Upper School, adding the position of Upper School Assistant Principal in 2007. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College, a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Georgia, and the Ph.D. in educational policy studies from Georgia State University.
A 2014 graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Dr. Freer also successfully completed the National Association of Independent Schools Aspiring Heads Fellowship in 2011. A member of the Atlanta Airport Rotary Club, he has served on numerous boards, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Steer Smart, and Habitat for Humanity. He is married to Amanda Freer and has three sons who are students at Woodward.