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Ronda Long-Birdsall

Position: 8-12 Reading and English Language Arts Teacher

Year Started at Riverside: 2016

Video: Why I Teach

Educational Background:

Abraham Lincoln High School

Buena Vista University: Secondary English Education and Social Work


What I love about the subject I teach: 

I love being able to have in-depth conversations with my students! Literature is perfect for this because there is always so much to discuss and my students always have such interesting thoughts and opinions. My students are constantly challenging me to dig deeper and being able to see their growth as the year goes on is a gift.


Why I chose Riverside: 

I chose to teach at Riverside because I was impressed by everyone I met and the opportunities that were available for a new teacher. Most of all, I was attracted to Riverside because of the awesome students and staff that I was introduced to.


What makes me PROUD to be a Bulldog: 

I am PROUD to be a Bulldog because I get to work with an amazing administration, staff, and students.