Jesse Long: June’s Local Hero

Jesse Long is a special education teacher at Millsboro Middle School, where he currently teaches a small group language arts class.

Having grown up playing sports, Long knew that he wanted to continue coaching, and that being a teacher is about the only way you can be there full time for the kids. Beginning work in the school system cemented the knowledge that working as a coach in the school system was where he belonged.

“Some days they can come in and be your best friend, and some days they want nothing to do with you,” says Long of the student body. He feels that learning how to deal with things like that and helping kids overcome obstacles is very rewarding. In fact, “It’s just awesome,” he says.

Congratulations Jesse, and thanks for being a hero to area youth!

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