Meet Your Counselor

  • Hello Gators! My name is Freda Ihediwa (E-hay-de-wa), and I am the school counselor at Mayde Creek Elementary. For the past 15 years, I have taught reading, writing, and/or math in grades 2nd - 5th as a general or special education teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Film & Video Studies from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Business Administration in Media Management from Metropolitan College of New York, and a Master of Science in Education from Brooklyn College. I received my School Counseling Certification from Sam Houston State University. I am also a Certified Trauma Practitioner. 

    My self-care time includes reading, watching movies and/or documentaries, listening to music, bike riding, taking in the beauty of nature, and traveling. I also enjoy spontaneous dancing with my husband of 16 years and two teenagers!

    My Role as Your Counselor

    My heart is to build meaningful relationships with YOU -- students, parents, teachers, other staff members, and the community. By providing impactful social emotional learning, I hope to assist students with obtaining academic success and career readiness.