Clarice Long is currently serving as Smackover Elementary Assistant Principal. After 44 years’ experience in the education world, with a dedicated 30 years in the Smackover Norphlet School District, Mrs. Long will be retiring May 22, 2020
She has worn many hats while working as an educator. Mrs. Long began her teaching career at Holy Redeemer as a Principal. Then later joined the public school system and made a positive impact on many students, teachers, and families. She has worked as a classroom teacher, interventionist, assistant principal, and cheerleader sponsor.
When Mrs. Long described her time in education, she said,
- I hope I was able to set a positive example by doing my best in any circumstances or situations.
- I hope, with my cheer teams, we were able to bring pride to and for our school and our community, not only by being state champions three times and runner up four times, but, by unabashedly being ravid Buckaroo fans.
- I hope, with my student councils, we were able to emphasize the importance of honoring and respecting our country’s Veterans through our annual Veterans Day program and placing flags on the graves of Veterans at our cemetery.
- I hope I was able to make a difference in our students’ lives.
Mrs. Long dedicated many years to the athletic program where she lead and supported the Buckaroo cheerleaders. Mrs. Long had a passion for teaching and meeting the needs of her students. Many of her students have shared wonderful years of being in her class. Mrs. Long finished out her education career where she led teachers, students, and parents in the assistant principal role. Mrs. Long has been an asset to the Smackover Norphlet School District where she impacted many lives as a teacher, friend, and colleague. She will be missed with her enthusiastic energy. We wish you much happiness as you begin your next chapter of life. May God bless you in all that you do!