Area: 2nd Grade

Name: Connie Long
Title: 2nd Grade Instructor
Email: clong@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3104
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Mrs. Long holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Pembroke State University (UNC-Pembroke). She taught for two years at ASSETS School in Honolulu, HI before moving to Roberson County, where she served for 31 years as a teacher at Pembroke Elementary School.  Mrs. Long’s daughter,Taylor, is currently an Upper School student at the Academy.

Name: Kristin Reeder
Title: Science Instructor
Email: kreeder@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3404
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Mrs. Reeder holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Campbell University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University. She has been teaching since 2008.

Name: Laura Harsant Reeves
Title: Art Instructor
Email: lreeves@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3401
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After studying Foundations and Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design for two years, Mrs. Reeves earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Art Education from UNC-Pembroke.  She teaches Art to grades Pre-K through 5th, as well as 7th grade.  Mrs. Reeves has been teaching since 2005, and she has been at the Academy since 2014.

Mrs. Reeves is the illustrator of the Tristan Trapp book series, authored by Martha Goetz. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

See Mrs. Reeves’ online art portfolio at www.reevesartworks.com.

Name: Debi Smith
Title: Chair, Technology Department and Technology Instructor
Email: dsmith@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3403
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Mrs. Smith holds a B.S. from Methodist University.  She has served the Academy since 1990.

Name: Brenda Thomas
Title: 2nd Grade Instructor
Email: bthomas@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3111
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Mrs.Thomas holds a B.A. from UNC-Greensboro.  She teaches one of the two 2nd grade classes.  Mrs. Thomas has served the Academy since 2005 and has been an educator since 1974.