Crawford W. Long Middle School

    Atlanta Public Schools

    Principal's Bio

    Vision: To provide a rigorous, quality education while preparing scholars for college and career

    Mission: Crawford W. Long Middle School, in partnership with all stakeholders, commits itself to cultivating a caring, supportive, and respectful environment through structured learning opportunities for scholars to become successful lifelong learners and leaders.

    Lisa Hill is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a product of Atlanta Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Masters of Science in Physics from Clark Atlanta University where she was an Office of Naval Research Scholar.  While matriculating at Clark Atlanta University, she conducted plasma physics research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and the Materials Research Laboratories at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

    Immediately following graduation, Ms. Hill began teaching Physics and serving as the Director of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Pre-College Programs at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  After observing an urgent need to provide basic mathematics and physics support to college and high school students, she transformed her office hours into intensive tutorial sessions and became the Co-Owner of the Atlanta Science Academy in Atlanta, GA.

    Following her life’s purpose and calling, Ms. Hill transitioned to Atlanta Public Schools where she became the Project Manager of a One-to-One Laptop initiative sponsored and funded by the State of Georgia under the leadership of former Governor Roy Barnes.  Seeing the powerful impact of technology on teaching, learning, and school climate, Ms. Hill completed a Teaching Certification Program at The University of West Georgia and became a Middle School Mathematics Teacher in Atlanta Public Schools.

    Knowing the power of seamlessly integrating technology into instruction, Ms. Hill became an Instructional Technology Specialist for Atlanta Public Schools and six months later was promoted to Lead Instructional Technology Specialist for the South Region of Atlanta Public Schools. In this position, she continued to support administrators, teachers and students, developed technology conferences and trainings, and created a district electronic data dashboard used to monitor progress and interventions. 

    Ms. Hill obtained an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University and served as Dean of Academics at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Middle School.  She currently serves as Principal of Crawford W. Long Middle School and believes that the school is the cornerstone of the community and must play a direct role in its growth and enhancement.