Life of Christopher Freeman to be celebrated virtually April 8


Math teacher Christopher Freeman’s life and legacy will be celebrated April 8 on Zoom. The original in-person celebration of life was scheduled to take place March, 2019 but was canceled due to COVID-19.

Jack Hurst, Reporter

A celebration of the life and legacy of Christopher Freeman, a Lab middle school math teacher who died on Feb. 7, 2020, of an extended illness, will take place on Thursday, April 8, at 5 p.m. on Zoom.

According to an email sent by the Laboratory Schools administration, all members of the Lab community are welcome, but registration for the meeting is required.

Mr. Freeman began teaching math at Lab in 1994 and was actively involved in the middle school math teams. He was also known as the creator of the orienteering medal for 6th grade camp.

In his honor, a memorial fund for math education has been established.

The celebration will feature several speakers, including students who had a close relationship with Mr. Freeman during his time at Lab.

The administration has also asked that the Lab community share any photos that they have of Mr. Freeman to be given to his family.

He is survived by his wife, Maria, and children Clara, Edward and John.