Mr. Tatum

M. Scott Tatum, Principal

  • Longfellow Longhorns!

    Another great year is ahead for our students, families, and Longfellow Career Exploration Academy staff!

    Join us in LAYING THE FOUNDATION! Your student, and our entire campus, is at Longfellow to build the skills and habits that establish a foundation of agency, exploration, and networks that will take them to their future college and/or career!

    We are entering the 2023-2024 school year at the top of our game! Check out our TEA School Report Card under the Community Tab to learn more about our A-Rated campus score.

    Longfellow is a hidden gem. It's where families, for 40 years, have sent their academically gifted students to get an opportunity afforded to far too few: advanced and accelerated academics for all students paired with the opportunity to explore more career pathways than any middle school offers and experience the World of Work possibilities.  Our staff consists of some of Dallas ISD's absolute best established and up-and-coming teachers. We are deeply connected with our community of businesses and organizations that love our school through service and support.

    And, after occupying the original 1947 Longfellow Elementary building for so long, we will start construction on the NEW CUSTOM BUILT CAMPUS for Longfellow Career Exploration Academy this year. We cannot wait to celebrate the groundbreaking!

    We also have lots of fun surprises and activities in store to enrich our student, family, and staff culture! You won't want to miss anything this year.


    M. Scott Tatum

  • Contact:

    Phone: 972-749-5400


    BFA Theatre Studies ('04)
    MA Curriculum & Instruction ('13)
    w/Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship
    The University of Texas at Austin

    PhD Educational Leadership & Policy (Expected '24)
    Texas Tech University


    Principal (EC-12)
    All-Level Theatre Arts (PK-12)