Mr. James Long
Mr. Long is beginning his 6th year as Gateway’s principal. Originally from Colorado, he loves living and working in Florida where he can go to Disney World and the beach in the same weekend. Mr. Long graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. After working as a sports reporter and editor in the Seattle area, he moved back to Colorado and went back to school to become a teacher. He received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in technology at the University of Colorado, Denver. He has taught high school biology, middle school language arts, as well as 6th and 3rd grades. He started his administrative career as an assistant principal at Castle Rock Elementary School before moving on to become an AP at Highlands Ranch High School. He became a principal in 2012 at Mapleton Early College High School in Thornton, CO. Mr. Long, his wife, and their dog Stormageddon (Stormy) moved to Florida in 2018 to join the Gateway family. He loves all things Disney and Star Wars.
Mr. Demetrik Harris
Ms. Mymarie Graw
Mrs. Darline Valcin
Mrs. Valcin is a new assistant principal at Gateway and we are so happy to have her with us! She was born in Haiti and raised in New York. She is fluent in Haitian Creole. She’s been living in Florida for the past 16 years with her husband and 2 children. Quality time with her family is a priority. Mrs. Valcin started her career as a math teacher because of her passion for numbers and being around young adults. After high school, she continued her education at Manhattan College to earn a bachelor’s degree in Math Education. She then received her first master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix and her second master’s degree in Educational Leadership for the American College of Education.
She joined Osceola School District in 2008 and taught math at St Cloud High School. After 10 years, she became the Math Resource Teacher for Osceola County. She has served as a Dean at Harmony High School and Math Coach at Liberty High School most recently. She is looking forward to using all her experiences and knowledge to support the her new family her at Gateway as an administrator!
Mwen pale Kreyol!