Our Principal

Dr. Bussey Welcome to the Freese Arts and Culture Magnet website! We are looking forward to a wonderful 2023-2024 school year! Here at Freese we have the most amazing teachers, staff, students and families around! Our unique Magnet focus of arts and culture allows us to provide art instruction and experiences for all of our students, alongside rigorous English Language Arts and Mathematics instruction and our new district STEAM units.  We are committed to partnering with families and our community to meet the needs of our brilliant students. 


About Me

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the principal of Freese Elementary Arts and Culture Magnet. I am entering my 27th year in education and the 10th year serving as principal at Freese. I started my career In SDUSD as an instructional aide before becoming an elementary teacher where I taught at various schools and then moved into the positions of resource teacher, Vice Principal and finally principal. I am a native San Diegan, growing up in Spring Valley. I feel proud to lead a school in my childhood community.  Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, daughter, going to movies, reading and watching my favorite television shows!

Communication is paramount to a positive relationship between home and school. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher or myself if you have any questions or concerns.



Dr. Shannon Bussey

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