Meet the Teacher!

Phone: 205-662-4411 ext. 5403


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Malin Freeman

I began my teaching career in 2003 in Mississippi, teaching fifth-grade at Sturgis Elementary/West Oktibbeha Elementary School for two years. I became a Lamar County resident in 2005 and joined the South Lamar family as a Kindergarten teacher. In addition to teaching fifth-grade and kindergarten, I have also taught third-grade, fifth-grade AMSTI math, and fifth and sixth-grade AMSTI science & A+ Science.


This year (2021-2022), I will be sharing my love of all things science with all of our upper-elementary students, teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades AMSTI science, as well as social studies. I’m very excited to nurture our future scientists & engineers and explore the history that has shaped our world! 


I grew up in Columbus, MS, where I graduated from Caldwell High School. I attended Mississippi State University, earning a B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Science, as well as a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in science. After college I worked for several years as a Case Manager in Choctaw County, MS, where I worked closely with the mentally ill and developmentally delayed populations before moving to Alabama. 


I am married to Gary Freeman, who also works for our school system as the Welding Instructor at the Lamar County School of Technology. We live in Kennedy, AL, with our children, Ashlynn and Tucker, our dogs, Jinxy and Noble, and quite a few cows.


While our son is currently a student at SLS, his sister is finishing up a double-major degree at Mississippi State University Honors College in Psychology and Communications. 


When I have the time, I enjoy learning more about science-related topics, reading, drawing, arts & crafts, and true crime dramas.


I have been incredibly blessed to have spent the majority of my career as a Stallion and have come to think of my coworkers as family and South Lamar as my home.  


My number one priority as an SLS teacher is my students (“my kids”) - they are very much a part of who I am and the purpose behind my days. I take great  pleasure in watching them learn  and grow into happy, healthy adults. Nothing brings me more joy than to learn (sometimes years later)  that I made a positive and significant impact on a student’s life.