Profile for Shelly Long

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Brief biography

This is my twentieth year being involved in the ME-PD Learning Community program. My journey started out obtaining my Masters through this program. After that I was hooked. This type of learning made sense to me. As I continue to work with cohorts, I am starting my 5th year as a K-5 Instructional Coach for the La Crosse School District. Prior to coaching, I was a classroom teacher in First and Second Grade for 15 years and a Title I Math teacher for 4 years.

Current courses at UWL

✦ EDU 601 Learning Community
✦ EFN 641 Educational Research
✦ C-I 621 Best Practice Pedagogy
✦ C-I 631 Curriculum Development and Assessment
✦ EFN 651 Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education
✦ EDM 611 Technology in Education
✦ EDU 661 Teacher Leadership
✦ EDU 735 Foundations of Professional Learning Communities
✦ EDU 736 Assessments, Grading, and Professional Learning Communities
✦ EDU 737 Teacher Leadership: Professional Learning Communities
✦ EDU 737 Professional Learning Communities in the Content Areas


✦ Undergraduate and masters from University Wisconsin-La Crosse
✦ 316 Reading License, Viterbo University

Teaching history

✦ Fall 2000-Spring 2002 Prairie du Chein Learning Community
✦ Fall 2002-Spring 2004 Monroe Learning Community
✦ Fall 2004-Spring 2006 Hartland Learning Community
✦ Fall 2006-Spring 2008 Holmen Learning Community
✦ Fall 2008-Spring 2010 Baraboo Learning Community
✦ Fall 2010-Spring 2012 Tomah Learning Community
✦ Fall 2013-Spring 2015 La Crosse2 Learning Community
✦ Fall 2015-Spring 2017 La Crosse Elementary Teachers Learning Community
✦ Fall 2017-Spring 2019 La Crosse Elementary Teachers Learning Community and Trauma Sensitive Professional Learning Community

Professional history

K-5 teaching experience

✦ Instructional Coach, La Crosse School District, 2013-Present
✦ Second Grade Teacher, North Woods International, WI 2010-2013
✦ Looping Teacher, First and Second Grade, Southern Bluffs, WI 1999-2010
✦ Multi-age First and Second Grade Teacher, Southern Bluffs, La Crosse, WI 1998-1999
✦ Title I Math Teacher, Southern Bluffs, La Crosse, WI 1994-1998
✦ Third Grade Teacher, Caledonia, MN 1993-1994
✦ Third Grade Teacher, Viking Elementary, Holmen 1992-1993
✦ Pre School Teacher, YMCA La Crosse, WI 1991-1992

Other Scholarly activities

✦ Past President-Midwest Reading Council 2017-2018
✦ President-Midwest Reading Council 2016-2017
✦ Vice President Elect-Midwest Reading Council, 2015-2016
✦ Vice President-Midwest Reading Council
✦ Associate Editor for the Wisconsin Mathematics Journal (1998-1999, 2005-2006)