Exalt Education, Making a Difference

Tina Long

Chief Academic Officer

Tina Long is a passionate educator and advocate for all children. Prior to joining Exalt Education, Ms. Long served as a School Administrator for Arthur Academies, one of the largest and highest performing charter school networks located in the Pacific Northwest. During her time with the organization, she was responsible for the daily operations of two campuses. She also interviewed and hired new employees, trained, coached and evaluated the teaching staff, and developed curriculum and educational resources.

In 2010, Ms. Long co-founded Knova Learning, a public charter school in Portland, Oregon and a member of the Exalt Education network. She served as the school's principal for two years. During the school's first year, student enrollment was 240 with 80 students on the wait list. Student development was tremendous; In reading, language and mathematics, students achieved, on average, over two times the achievement growth of students nationally as measured by the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Knova is currently the highest performing school in the Rockwood community.

During the same timeframe, Ms. Long managed teacher training for all Exalt Education's schools. She developed summer training programs and on-going professional development programs, including systems that ensure teacher effectiveness and preparedness.

In 2012, Ms. Long moved her family to Arkansas to serve as Director of Academic Programs for Exalt Education and work directly with the network's Little Rock Preparatory Academy. During that year, Ms. Long worked with the leadership teams at all three of Little Rock Preparatory Academy's campuses to continually improve the schools with program implementation and support. These schools are making a huge impact on the low-income communities where they are located.

Mrs. Long graduated with a BS in Psychology from Portland State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Warner Pacific University.

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats