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LOMES students agreed their schools is ‘awesome’

Dr. Rhonda Schuhler, superintendent of Franklin County Schools, listened to eight students during a February 19th table-talk who seemed to agree Long Mill Elementary School is an ‘awesome’ place to go to school.

Dr. Schuhler described her 27 years of experience in public education, as a teacher, principal, human resources director and superintendent. She also explained the role of the superintendent.

Schuhler listened as the students described their academic and career goals. She also provided them with sound counsel on some of the best options for them to achieve success. The students cited career goals like athlete, historian, marine biologist, physical therapist and business person.

The students represented grades 3 to 5 and had the opportunity to ask her questions, learn and voice their opinions about what is good and what could be improved at their school.

Overall, the students had only positive comments about the school’s staff, availability of technology and the ability to excel in academics.

One student said he attended another school previously outside of Franklin County Schools, and that LOMES is a place he loves: “I know rude schools, and this is not one.”

The students also described what they believe are the qualities of a good teacher: focused and engaged, welcoming, patient and wearing a smile for all to see.


Elementary school students sitting around a table having lunch while talking with an adult female


four elementary school students seated at a table