Dear Long Families,
I hope you are enjoying a fantastic summer. I am honored to be appointed as the new principal of Long Elementary and am grateful to Mrs. Jakubus for her years of service. I look forward to meeting each and every member of the Long community.
This is my 27th year with Dearborn Public Schools. I spent 16 years as a classroom teacher before being appointed the assistant principal and then principal of Bryant Middle School. For the past seven years, I have served as one of the Executive Director of Student Achievement. Although I enjoyed many aspects of that position, nothing replaces the true excitement of working closely with and leading a school community. Therefore, I requested to return to a principal position and Dr. Maleyko was kind enough to grant that request.
I am proud to have raised my family in Dearborn. My children all graduated from Dearborn High School. All adults now, my daughter is a teacher and my two sons have chosen careers in law enforcement. Along with being an educator, I have spent 34 years coaching skating at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center and the Dearborn Crystallette Synchronized Skating Teams.
The last year and a half has been challenging for all of us . As we prepare to return to school, we are looking forward to an exciting year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns, questions or just want to meet. I will be dropping in to summer school each week to meet students, staff and parents and am happy to make appointments to meet with parents.
Mrs. Shannon Peterson
Long Elementary School
DPS Virtual K-12 School