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Mrs. DeLong

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at New Albany Primary School!

This school year is extra special to me, as I celebrate my 30th year as a teacher, as well as the graduation of my youngest daughter from New Albany High School.

I completed my undergraduate studies in elementary education at Kent State University. While attending Kent State University, I studied as an interior design student. The experiences I gained through these studies nurtured my own creativity, and as I developed skills as a teaching student, I began to understand how creativity plays a vital role in education. I later graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy & Leadership. In 2000, I was hired by the New Albany Plain Local School District as a second grade classroom teacher. I spent many years at this level, and each year my classroom continued to be filled with English Learners (formerly ESL). As I developed a desire and love to educate English Learners, I returned to school and completed a TESOL endorsement from Otterbein University.

My family and I live in New Albany, and my older daughter is a 2021 graduate of New Albany High School. My younger daughter, Lila, is a senior at New Albany High School. Lila is an active volunteer at the New Albany Food Pantry and has been swimming with the New Albany PTAC Gators for 13 years! Join me, as we make 2023-2024 a great school experience and build memories along the way.

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