Welcome to Mrs. Long's 3rd Grade Class!
My name is Deidra Long and I am very excited to be a part of the third grade team at Guilford Elementary but more importantly I am THRILLED to have the opportunity to work with you and your child during this school year. I can’t wait to get to know each and every student, but first I wanted to share a little bit about myself.
Though I now call Greensboro home, along with my husband and daughter, I am originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland. I moved to the area in 2005 to attend the University of North Carolina Greensboro where I obtained a degree in Business Administration. After that, I received a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland University College. Even with an established career in the business field, I always felt most connected with elementary school students while spending time volunteering and tutoring. This experience helped me decide to switch careers. I completed my K-6 North Carolina Teacher Licensure Program at Guilford College and have spent time in both 2nd and 3rd grades. I enjoyed my time in 2nd grade but 3rd grade is by far my favorite! I am super excited to start another year at this phenomenal school!
My goal for this school year is to help your child become the best learner they can be in a safe and fun learning environment!