Before retiring in 2016, chemistry teacher Steven Long transformed the chemistry program at Rogers High School in Rogers with the introduction of Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom). Focusing on daily, real-world applications of chemical concepts, ChemCom has dramatically increased student enrollment in chemistry classes at Rogers. As a lead teacher trainer, Mr. Long conducted workshops in the ChemCom program at state and national levels. He has earned and renewed National Board Certification and serves as a mentor for the national certification process. Mr. Long has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and has held leadership positions in various professional organizations such as the Arkansas and National Science Teachers Associations and was active in the education Division of the American Chemical Society. He served as chair of the Teacher Advisory Council of the National Research Council in the National Academies of Science. Long was a Critical Reviewer for the Next Generation Science Standards and served as a facilitator for the NGSS-based Arkansas Science Standards. In retirement, he occasionally conducts science lessons or demonstrations for classrooms and enjoys connecting with colleagues.
I am interested in chemistry education and was active in the American Chemical Society as well as the National Science Teachers Association. I served as chair of the Teacher Advisory Council of the National Academies of Science where we worked on education-related issues in science, math, and technology as well as teacher professional development activities.
1975 University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, B.S.; University of Houston Clear Lake , M.S.E
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching