Freeman selected as next Washington Elementary principal | Local Education

BLUMINGTON – Zach Freeman is expected to become the next principal of Washington Elementary School. If approved by the Board of Education, he will replace retired principal Jeff Lokenwitz this summer.

Lokenwitz is retiring after 37 years of education, including 28 in Bloomington County 87, council documents said.


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Freeman is a coach at Stevenson Elementary School. From 2010 to 2021 he taught fifth grade in Washington. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Wesleyan and two master’s degrees from the University of Illinois.

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He was also a student taught in Washington in 2005, he said in a district report. Freeman has served in District 87 for the past 12 years, spending a total of 13 years in education.

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