Meet Our Instructors

Alana Albarran, Teacher Academy Instructor

A dedicated educator and leader, Alana possesses a commitment to literacy and the cultivation of the next generation of educators.

She earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Central Michigan University and holds a specialized endorsement in Reading. Since the inception of the KCTC Teacher Academy program, Alana has been an integral participant, first by hosting KCTC students in her classroom and now by educating them at the Kent ISD, nurturing their journey to becoming well-rounded educators.

Alana’s leadership footprint spans from pioneering an online fourth-grade district curriculum to assuming active roles on various literacy and leadership committees. Beyond the confines of a traditional classroom, Alana shapes future teachers, both at KCTC and Grand Valley State University. Driven by a belief in the transformative power of quality instruction and mentorship, Alana is committed to laying the foundation for tomorrow's exceptional educators.

Alan Freudigmann

I am originally from Australia and have lived in the U.S. since 2002 and have been married to my wonderful wife Megan since 2002. We have 4 kids (Kirra-16, Eliana-13, Quinn-11, Niyah-8) who love to travel, play sports (especially soccer, track, skiing and volleyball), and enjoying the great outdoors.

Professionally, this is my first year at KCTC's Teacher Academy, but prior to being here I was a teacher at East Kentwood (EK) High School for most of the last 15 years teaching students' biology, environmental science, health and physical education. In addition to my time at EK, I have taught at an international private school in Australia for a short stint in 2017-2018 where I worked with students on short-term visas to experience education in Australia. I also have a strong passion for teen leaders and spend a lot of my spare time coaching soccer, and teaching (coaching) at Grand Valley State University for their Education programs where I work with students on academic probation/jeopardy of dismissal to get them back on track with their academics and personal lives.

Danee Lucas, Teacher Academy Instructor

Danee joined the team in February 2024.