Mrs. Mary Freitas is originally from Ohio and is a proud alumni of Ohio University. She began her career in Hillsborough County Schools in 2000 as a Social Studies teacher at HB Plant High School. She joined the Gryphon family in 2006 when she was appointed an assistant principal for student affairs at Sickles High School. In 2010, she was transferred to Steinbrenner High School. She was appointed assistant principal for curriculum at Lennard High School in 2012 and was then promoted to principal in 2014. She transferred to Sickles as principal in 2017.