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Emily Makay

Emily Makay

Instructional Coach
B.S. Elementary Education, Prek-4, Pennsylvania State University
MSA Master in School Administration, North Carolina State University
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Instruction
Mrs. Emily Makay is in her second year as a part of the Long Mill family. Prior to becoming Long Mill's instructional coach Mrs. Makay was a fifth grade teacher in Granville County for five years and an assistant principal in Granville County for two years.

Mrs. Makay is originally from State College, Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University and a Masters degree in School Administration from NC State.

In her spare time Mrs. Makay enjoys spending time watching sports, reading, and spending time with her husband and daughter, Aria.
Rachel Macholl

Rachel Macholl

Bachelor's Psychology & Elementary Education, Merrimack College
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, K-5 ELA & Math Intervention
Rachel Macholl graduated from Merrimack College with a major in psychology and elementary education. A CT native, Rachel moved to NC in 2005 with her husband to start their family. Throughout her time in Wake Forest, Rachel owned a dance studio, served as president of her HOA, edited her husband’s published memoir about their son, “Mickey’s Fight”, and actively participates in the FHS Booster Club and PTO’s at Long Mill & Cedar Creek. Rachel loves her role as an interventionist at Long Mill Elementary, the place her three boys considered a home since her oldest began in 2013. She was proud to represent Long Mill as WQDR’s Teacher of the Month in 2019, Teacher of the Year at Long Mill and Franklin County Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2023. Rachel has advocated for children professionally and in her personal life for her entire career and believes all children are capable of learning with research-based, daily, systematic, rigorous, and explicit instruction with fidelity. “Once a child knows that they have a teacher that believes in them, they will believe it themselves”.
Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson

B.A. K-12 Spanish Literature and Language Education, North Carolina State University
K-12 English as a Second Language Education Licensure, North Carolina State University
M.A. K-12 Spanish Literature and Linguistics Education, North Carolina State University
English, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Mrs. Ashley Thompson graduated from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Spanish and ESL Education. She began her teaching career at Wakefield High School where she taught Spanish 1 through Advanced Placement for 10 years. She obtained her Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and Linguistics in 2010. In 2016, she began a new chapter in her educational career at Louisburg Elementary School as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. She has served ESL students from Louisburg Elementary, Laurel Mill Elementary, Royal Elementary and is now excitedly serving Long Mill and Franklinton Elementary students. She loves to travel with her husband, learn new technology tools and play outside with her kiddos!
William Wade

William Wade

AIG Teacher
B.S, K-6 Education, Eastern University
M. ED., K-8 Science, UNC Chapel Hill