Director of Finance & Operations
University of Kansas, B.S., Political ScienceMr. Peter Freund (pronounced "friend") is the Director of Finance and Operations at JH Classical Academy. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Political Science. Prior to moving to Jackson, Mr. Freund and his family lived in Colorado, where he worked in hospitality running his family’s lodge.
Previously, Mr. Freund worked in the Kansas legislature as the Chief of Staff to a majority leader, where he ran campaigns and debate schedules, and administered legislation. Mr. Freund also worked for a nonprofit organization in China for six years, helping schools in China with education training and establishing partnerships with schools in the United States. He also taught English in China for one year.
Classical education is important both to Mr. Freund and his family. He believes that “classical education is the critical foundation that we have to be a part of if we are going to affect any kind of positive change or impact in our culture and in our children for the next generation.” Mr. Freund is excited to contribute to this important effort. He says that “ministry doesn’t take root if an individual’s heart hasn’t been opened.” He believes that classical education is the way to open hearts and minds to truth, goodness, and beauty.
Mr. Freund is most looking forward to “being part of a community that’s pursuing truth and excellence” and furthering the mission of JH Classical Academy. He is excited to use his experience and skills to support the important work JH Classical Academy is doing for its students.
In his spare time, Mr. Freund loves being in the mountains, especially exploring on a good hike with his family. He also enjoys fixing things and figuring out how things work—something he learned to love while working at the lodge his family built in Colorado.