John Dean Freund

Title: Outdoor and Resource Teacher (Retired)
Company: Worthington City School District
Location: Warsaw, Ohio, United States

John Dean Freund, retired outdoor and resource teacher from the Worthington City School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental education.

With several decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Freund has cultivated a career of excellence in the field of education. Now retired, he previously operated as an outdoor and resource teacher for the Worthington City School District from 1963 to 1998. During his time as a teacher, he specialized in creating curriculum for his students that focused on environmental education and preservation. Outside of his primary professional interests, Mr. Freund remains active as a member of the Fresno Bible Church and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. 

As part of his vocational journey, Mr. Freund pursued a formal education at Ohio State University. During his time at the institution, he earned a Bachelor of Science in education in 1963 and a Master of Science in education in 1974. Furthermore, he pursued a Doctor of Philosophy in his field at the college, completing all but his dissertation toward the doctoral degree. Regardless of this, Mr. Freund has always asserted that degrees are not as important as intuitiveness and persistence.

In light of his success in the field, Mr. Freund has been acknowledged for his preparedness and ability to build upon his past experiences to assist in his teaching methodology. To wit, he hopes to be remembered for always putting the maximum effort into all of his endeavors. In his retirement, he continues to serve his community as a civic-minded citizen, volunteering with organizations such as 4-H and serving with the jail ministry that he started in Coshocton County, Ohio.

In light of his fulfilling career, Mr. Freund has largely attributed his success to his faith and the love and support of his parents. Accounting for his achievements, he is particularly proud of his jail ministry, having served as a preacher for over 15 years. In the coming years, Mr. Freund looks forward to continuing in his civil duties and enriching the lives of others.

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