Welcome to Burlington Elementary School web page! My name is Mrs. Long and I am excited to be part of the educational team at BES. The students, staff, families and patrons of USD 244 have demonstrated that this is a great learning community. I look for this to be another great school year.
About Mrs. Long –
I am a proud graduate of Emporia State University. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in 1996 in Secondary Math Education. My Master’s Degree is also from ESU, which I earned in 2008. My teaching experience includes 5 years as a math & computer instructor for Jr-Sr. High Students at Peabody Burns Jr. – Sr. High School. Following that experience my family moved back to this area, where I began teaching math at Lebo Jr.-Sr. High School. I held this classroom position for 7 years. In 2008, I became the Lebo Elementary Principal and in 2011, I was named K-12 Principal at Lebo Schools.
My family includes my husband Jesse, who is a self employed agriculture mechanic and our children, Kaylee and Cody. Kaylee is a student at Pittsburg State University and is studying Graphic Communications and Web/Interactive Media. Cody is junior at Burlington HIgh School Our family enjoys outdoor activities, snow skiing and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs! My personal hobbies include running, biking and reading.
I truly enjoy the opportunity to work around students each and every day and enjoy the challenges they bring along with the fun, laughter and smiles they provide. My proudest moments in education include watching 2 of my FBLA students win 1st place at the National Leadership Conference in Desktop Publishing, being part of the Lebo Elementary School staff when our school was honored with the Governor’s Award, and being named KAESP’s District 3 Principal of the Year in 2013.