Blue Valley West educator teaching adults how to be trans allies

Riley Long

Riley Long, a special education teacher at Blue Valley West High School, is working outside the classroom to help businesses, nonprofits and parents better support trans people. Photo credit Jodi Fortino / KCUR 89.3.

By Jodi Fortino

A new school year brings new starts — and for Riley Long, this year, it brings several.

He moved to Blue Valley West High School this year after teaching middle school special education in the district for the last three years.