SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER, BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Marissa Long is a Middle School Social Studies teacher working with Beverly Hills Unified School District. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Arizona and an M.A. in Education from Loyola Marymount University, where she selected “Student of the Year” for Secondary Education. This is her eighth year teaching eighth grade U.S. History and Current Events. Marissa has been the recipient of the PTA Award and the “Apple Award,” an annual distinction for teacher of the year at each of the district’s school sites. Last year, Marissa joined the inaugural staff at Beverly Vista Middle School, the district’s first dedicated Middle School. She is also the co-founder of C.R.E.W., (Celebrating Rad and Empowered Women), a female empowerment club for middle-school girls. In addition to that, Marissa serves on the Instructional Leadership Team and is currently working towards her National Board certification in early-adolescent Social Studies. She lives in the South Bay with her husband, Chris, and their four-year-old son Oliver.