Welcome to a new “Let’s Talk Quality” blog feature where we spotlight a member of the Pennsylvania Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Team each month. Have fun getting to know our team!

Michelle Long

Allegheny County


Human Resource Development, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Instructional Design


I began as a preschool teacher in a childcare center and continued to further my experience within that program as Assistant Director, Program Director, and Director of Preschool Development. I have been an ECE Associate Degree Program Director/Instructor, a PQAS Instructor, and a Keystone STARS Program Specialist prior to becoming a Program Quality Assessor. I also serve as a member of the A.W. Beattie Technical School ECE Advisory Board.

Fun Facts

My favorite season is summer. I enjoy the sun and the heat, playing in the dirt of the flower garden, floating in the pool, and especially trips to the beach. Crocheting, reading, and designing graphics are a few of my additional hobbies. I live with my husband, son, and our mini zoo of dogs, cats, fish, and chickens.


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