Degrees and Certifications:
BA Spanish and English, Appalachian State University MA Public Administration, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Ms. Jane Long
Growing up having relatives from Germany and Japan, I've always been fascinated with learning about other cultures. That interest was fostered during high school in my Spanish class and the AFS Club. I continued to study Spanish at Appalachian State University and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. I was blessed to experience other cultures first-hand during college with trips to England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, and then after to Canada, and Costa Rica. There is nothing like traveling internationally to discover one's own strengths and weaknesses. Traveling also helps us realize what we appreciate most about our own culture and what we might not like about it as we discover how people from other places view Americans. Language study, as well as travel, helps us see what we have in common, what we don't have in common, and to appreciate it all.
I have two daughters and in 2009, I was blessed with the adoption of my son who is 11 years old. Our family just couldn't be complete without our four dogs, two cats, and beta fish.
I enjoy cooking, traveling, and seeing the wonderful gifts nature has to offer.