Ms. Patricia Long, MFA
Ms. Patricia M. Long is a life-long resident of Prince George’s County, in the state of Maryland. Upon graduating from college, she immediately began her professional career at From the Heart Christian School. She has more than nine years of experience as a high school English, Film, and Creative Writing teacher. Since her tenure, she has taught AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, Film and Media, and Creative Writing courses.
Ms. “P” Long, as she is affectionately called by the students, has served as the Professional Learning Community Leader for the English middle and high school teachers for the past 8 years. Within that role, she has led multiple professional development training for English and Social Studies teachers which include, but are not limited to 1) engaging students in content-rich learning experiences, 2) improving students’ analytical and critical thinking skills, and 3) integrating discipline-specific literacy into reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities.
Ms. P. Long graduated as Summa Cum Laude from Bowie State University with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Secondary education. She is certified with the state of Maryland, having passed both the Praxis I and Praxis II exams. Ms. Long earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Electronic Media from American University in 2015 and uses that knowledge to teach high school Film and Media courses as well. Ms. Patricia Long is also a certified Curriculum Trak trainer, who has expertise in curriculum mapping, lesson plan development, and use of the electronic tools of the Curriculum Trak online program.
Ms. Patricia Long also has an extensive background and knowledge in 1) Writing and developing English curriculum based on national and state standards, 2) Utilizing Understanding by Design (UbD) templates to write performance-based Unit Plans and Lessons, 3) Teaching concepts and skills identified in the College and Career Readiness Standards, and 4) Effectively teaching engaging content for improving critical and analytical skills of students.
Students taught by Ms. Patricia Long have graduated from From the Heart Christian School and furthered their educational goals by attending some of the most prestigious colleges in the world. Among those colleges are Yale University, MIT, Notre Dame, Fordham University, Hampton University, Spelman College, and so many others.