• Ms. Long with author Kwame Alexander   Author Robert Beatty and Ms. Long
    Ms. Long with Newbery Award winning author Kwame Alexander (The Crossover) and North Carolina author Robert Beatty (Serafina and the Black Cloak)
    at the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem, 2015
     
     
    Jennifer Long
    Language Arts, 8th Grade
    Room 808
    jhlong@wsfcs.k12.nc.us  (336) 703-6765
     
     
    Welcome to my website.  I also have an Edmodo site:
     
        This is my 19th year of teaching.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence English/Language Arts and I renewed my certification in 2010. My degrees, however, are in Theatre.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Florida State University and my Master of Arts in Theatre Arts from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  I began teaching drama in Florida and took more college coursework to gain my teaching and English/LA certification. I came to teaching rightfully having been groomed by my mom; she is a recently retired elementary teacher.

       I enjoy teaching, especially Shakespeare, research skills, and debate.  I am a co-director of the East Forsyth Middle School Theatre Company.  We put on the musical Once On This Island Jr. in 2015 and plan to put on Alice in Wonderland Jr. in May 2016.  I am part of Shakespeare Lives!, a group that promotes lively action in the teaching of Shakespeare.  In fact, I traveled to London with the group in 2003 and studied at the Globe Theatre for two weeks.  During the summer, I help coordinate Camp Shakespeare! at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

     
     
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      Ms. Long with students Arely and Joanna outside the "Globe Theatre" at Camp Shakespeare! 2015, UNCSA