Growing up in Lincolnville as the daughter of George and Geraldine Long, Deltra Long might have been a history teacher. Instead she made a career in education from elementary school to college-level. History is a theme that runs through Deltra’s life. She herself made history as one of the first four African-American students to integrate SAHS in 1965. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida, and her master’s degree from the University of South Florida then adding her juris doctrate from Florida Coastal School of Law.
History also runs throughout her volunteer work, as a founding board member of Habitat for Humanity– St. Augustine, and as recipient of the City of St. Augustine’s Women’s History Month proclamation in 2011. Deltra serves on the City of St. Augustine’s Planning and Zoning board and on the board of the Betty Griffin House. She proudly serves as a volunteer with RSVP, is a member of the Rotary Club of St. Augustine and offers her service as a member and former trustee of the historic St. Paul AME Church. Her son, Terrell, is a student at Florida Atlantic University.