OVPA Teacher of the Year: Cheryll Long

OVPA Teacher of the Year: Cheryll Long
Posted on 05/08/2019
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Each year, the HSSD proudly honors a Teacher of the Year for each of our schools, and a Teacher of the Year for the entire district. At each school, teachers may nominate peers for the award. Nominees then provide information about their work as an educator, and submit it to the leadership team at each school. A Teacher of the Year is then selected by the school leadership team at each school from all nominees. Each Teacher of the Year (7 total) is then considered for the HSSD Teacher of the Year by an outside committee of community members. The HSSD Teacher of the Year will be announced on May 24.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we are proud to celebrate each Teacher of the Year at all 7 of our HSSD schools with unique stories about their background and their contribution to our world class students.


Learn more about Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School Teacher of the Year Cheryll Long:

What year, and where did you start teaching?

I started teaching in the fall of 1999 at Langston. This was the year before our district implemented the Magnet School program. At that time, Langston housed all 4th and 5th graders in our district.

How many years have you taught at the HSSD?

I am proud to say this is my 20th year working for Hot Springs School District!

Why do you love your job?

I have the best job! I love my job because of the amazing kids I get to spend every day with.

What makes you most proud of the HSSD, and why?

I am most proud of the HSSD for its diversity. It really is a district for everyone!

What is the one thing that you hope MOST to teach your students?

I want my students to know I love them! I want to teach them to set goals, work hard to achieve them, and then celebrate!

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