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 3rd 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!

 

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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 4 years.  I started at Long Mill 6 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, son and new grandson.  I love riding my Harley, the mountains, wildlife, baseball and football.  I especially love spending time with my new grandson.

Mrs. Stephens

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Mrs. Smyth

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Mrs. Rachel Smyth is in her seventh  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 two little boys. As an SLP, Rachel loves working with children and enjoys watching and celebrating the progress made with their communication skills.

Mrs. Thompson

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Mrs. Ashley Thompson graduated from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Spanish and ESL Education. She began her teaching career at Wakefield High School where she taught Spanish 1 through Advanced Placement for 10 years. She obtained her Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and Linguistics in 2010.  In 2016, she began a new chapter in her educational career at Louisburg Elementary School as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. She has served ESL students from Louisburg Elementary, Laurel Mill Elementary, Royal Elementary and is now excited to serve Long Mill and Franklinton Elementary. She loves to travel with her husband, learn new technology tools and play outside with her kiddos! 

 

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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.

 

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