Ms. Arnold

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I was born and raised in Ohio.  I attended Wittenberg University (B.A.) and Kent State University (M. Ed.). I made my way down to North Carolina in 2004 after graduating from my Master’s program.  I started my School Counseling career in Fayetteville, NC - as a School Counselor in middle school for 3 years. I moved to Raleigh in 2007 - where I worked as a high school counselor for 11 years in Wake County.  

I look forward to my 2nd year at Long Mill Elementary and I hope I can help our amazing students DREAM BIG and have an amazing school experience.  Best wishes everyone!

Mrs. Crudup

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LaTasha Wilder is the Instructional Coach at Long Mill Elementary School. She has a background in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has taught grades 2-4 and a transitional 5th grade class. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Elizabeth City State University and a Master’s in Special Education-Cross Categorical.

Ms. Wilder has a toddler that she adores, Kameron! He is her all and all! Ms. Wilder is a Franklin County native and enjoys teaching and supporting teachers in her community!

 

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Mrs. Licklider

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Ms. Preston

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Michele Preston graduated from Durham Tech's OTA program after changing careers to pursue helping others. She began working in Franklin county schools in 2011 as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and serves several schools in the district with grades ranging from preschool to high school. In her free time, Michele enjoys kayaking, nature photography, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

Mr. Shaffer

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Hello, I'm Mr. Shaffer, or Mr. Mike as the students call me.  I have been the Behavior Support Assistant at Long Mill the past 3 years.  I started at Long Mill 5 years ago as a Kindergarten Assistant.  I then worked as an EC Classroom Assistant before moving to my current position. I also am a bus driver for Long Mill.   I am originally from Pennsylvania and moved here after my daughter began teaching in North Carolina.  I am happily married and have a daughter and son.  I love riding my Harley, the mountains, wildlife, baseball and football.

Mrs. Stephens

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Mrs. Smyth

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Mrs. Rachel Smyth is in her fifth year working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public school system. She graduated with her undergraduate degree from Longwood University in 2010 and received her Master of Arts in Communication and Sciences & Disorders, Hampton University (2013). She has received her Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and is licensed by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the state of Virginia and North Carolina. She is married and has a 2 year old son and another son on the way, due May 2018. As an SLP, Rachel loves working with children and enjoys watching and celebrating the progress made with their communication skills.

Mrs. Townsley

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Yvonne Townsley has been an ESL teacher for eight years. She feels very fortunate to be working with our ELL students and their families. Prior to teaching ESL she taught Spanish for ten years in Franklin County at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has lived in Franklin County for 22 years. She and her husband John love to travel. They both love the Spanish language and culture.  They have three children - Rett is living in Vietnam, Yvette lives in the Raleigh area, and Georgette is studying in Spain. They also have two dogs, a cat, 20 chickens, including two beautiful black roosters.

Mr. Wade

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William Wade started working in Franklin County Schools in 1996.  He has a BA in Elementary Education from Eastern College and a Master’s degree in K-8 Science from UNC Chapel Hill.  His greatest desire as a teacher is that all students feel valued and reach their fullest potential.  Outside of school he enjoys camping, kayak  fishing and spending time with his two daughters, his wife and his dog Lucy.  He truly enjoys teaching and feels honored to be a part of so many lives.