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Meet Mrs. Long

My name is Melissa Long and I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year!  I am originally from Durham, North Carolina. I graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh after majoring in Child Development and receiving my K-6 Certification.  In 2013 I earned my National Board Teacher Certification in Early Childhood.  This will be my 21st year teaching Kindergarten and my 13th year at Powhatan.  I absolutely love it! I thoroughly enjoy being in the classroom working with your children and getting to watch them grow and learn.  My husband and I have 3 wonderful boys and 1 furry girl to keep us busy.  We love to cheer for the Carolina TarHeels and the Clayton Comets.  Our family is active at First Baptist Church, Clayton where I enjoy singing in the SonRise Choir and teaching the Children's Choir.  I look forward to spending my days with your child! It's going to be a great year!