Dramaine Freeman is a native of eastern NC and has over twenty years of experience in education, including teaching, tutoring, counseling, and administration. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Computer Technology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His passion for ensuring that all students have someone in their corner to support them and advocate for their hopes and dreams inspired him to further his education. He obtained a Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix, followed by a Master’s in Administration and Educational Specialist licenses from Appalachian State University.
He is currently a doctoral student at Appalachian State University because he believes in continual learning and wants to understand educational structures that impact minority students and Black male leadership. He has participated in a New Leaders cohort, a program for assistant principals to learn how to remove barriers to success for underestimated and underserved students and support students in fully realizing their futures as the next generation of great thinkers, innovators, and leaders for our society. As a school administrator, he has planned and implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, math curriculum changes, and cultural shifts at both school and district levels. Throughout his career, he has impacted school outcomes through effective organization, prioritization, and execution of key projects. The learning from New Leaders and school administration and being a part of committees for change continue to inspire him to do the work of positively impacting students’ and families’ lives as they transition through k-12 education.