Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Long

      My name is Ashley Long.  I am excited to be entering my fourth year in the Garden City School District! I received both my Undergraduate and Master Degrees through Saint Joseph's College in Patchogue.  The 2017-2018 school year will be my eighth year working as an educator, and I am sure it will be the best one yet! 
My philosophy on education:
      I truly believe that the job of a teacher is one that comes with many responsibilities as well as many rewards.  A teacher has the opportunity to change the lives of their students in many ways.  To me, this opportunity is a gift which should be handled with care.
      Through my experiences I have mastered my ability to identify each student as an individual within our society.  Each child has a unique personality, style of learning, and understanding of the world around him/her.  Approaching my students with this perspective, I am able to develop a relationship with each student that allows me to connect to him/her as a person.  I am confident that the combination of this connection and my abilities to differentiate and adapt all lessons and materials enables me to help each child become the best student and person that he/she can be.