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By Drew Lawson
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Longtime teacher, principal dies

Freeze remembered for care of students


Last updated 4/13/2023 at 10:38am

Courtesy Davenport School District

Davenport students gathered to spell "Be Kind" on the football field as part of "Kindness Week" in February. "Be Kind" was a motto of longtime principal and teacher Jill Freeze, who died late last week.

DAVENPORT - A woman who spent 33 years as a teacher and elementary school principal here died late last week. Jill Wagoner Freeze passed away from complications of myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer, Friday, April 7.

Freeze arrived at the school district in 1989 and spent 10 years teaching third graders and middle schoolers reading, writing and science. She was hired as elementary school principal in 2000 by then-superintendent Dave Iverson, where she spent the next 18 years.

She elected to return to the classroom in 2018, where she taught third grade and special education until...

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