Charleen Long, Director of Instruction & Intervention for Diverse Learners
Throughout her career, Charleen Long has sought to enhance her knowledge and skills to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. She believes that knowledge is power and that it is through the application and sharing of knowledge that true change happens.
Throughout her 23 year career, Charleen has held various roles working to improve academic support and interventions for diverse learners. She has worked as the state’s 619B coordinator, middle school teacher, special education teacher, school counselor, reading specialist, and diagnostician. As the mother of a student with dyslexia, Charleen has learned to navigate the processes and supports as a parent and educator. She is an advocate and champion for all students, but has a heart for the diverse learner. Charleen currently serves as the director of instruction and intervention for the Division of Diverse Learners at the Louisiana Department of Education. She leads the Department’s overall strategy in designing, implementing, and coordinating activities associated with content, standards, professional development, assessment, and instruction for students with diverse needs and English Learners.