Mrs. Long has an innate love for learning and teaching. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with a minor in education, from the University of South Florida. She received her master’s degree, graduating with honors, from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has significant classroom experience at the junior high, high school, and college levels, including with the Saxon Math curriculum. Mrs. Long has recently been serving as a math instructor for the AHS Home and Distance Education program. One of her greatest strengths is connecting with her students in the classroom, which she even managed to do over the internet and by telephone. Mrs. Long includes a variety of activities in her classroom and has successfully received grant monies for math manipulatives, computers, and robotics. She and her husband John have three children and six grandchildren. Gail has worked with youth and adults in both the Church and community. She has a passion for preparedness and has taught whole wheat cookery, canning and dehydrating classes at Colorado Mountain College, and participated in community preparedness fairs. She enjoys collecting fabric, sewing, designing quilts, and eating chocolate.