Freda Lewkowicz

Author - Oliver Soliver

Release February 21, 2018


Freda Lewkowicz was born in Montreal, Quebec where her parents, both Holocaust survivors, sought refuge after the war. She lives in Cote St.Luc, a suburb of Montreal, with her husband Peter Fogg and their daughter Sarah. She is also a snowbird and escapes the harsh Canadian winter in her second home in Deerfield Beach,Florida. Freda graduated from Concordia University and McGill University with a B.A. in English, a Diploma in Education, and Certificates in Special Education and Reading Instruction. She began teaching English at Rosemere High School in Rosemere, Quebec in 1974 and taught there for 39 years. Freda is the recipient of several Quebec government awards beginning with the Anne Greenup Award in 2005, a Quebec government award for her work promoting tolerance. For four consecutive years, beginning in 2010 until her retirement, she also won the Quebec Ministry of Education Reading Recognition Award for her efforts encouraging reading and getting kids hooked on books. While teaching, Freda began writing op-eds on education, parents, and students. These comments were published in The Christian Science Monitor, Parade.com, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen, The Salt Lake Tribune and The Canadian Jewish News. A collection of these essays, School Selfies: Teachers, Parents,Students and Bandwagons, was published in 2015. While Freda's writing career began with journalism, she has always dreamed of writing for children. Since her retirement,she has focused on this dream.