Retire The Certification Binder - Go Electronic!
Paula Johnson, assistant principal of Landstown High School, was recently named the 2013 Outstanding Secondary School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP). A 24-year-veteran of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), Johnson was cited for her extensive work in collaborative leadership and professional learning communities, her dedication to college readiness and her personification of personalization...More
I have been an AVID Teacher and Coordinator at Adams City Middle School in Commerce City, CO for 10 years. I recently noticed our AVID Certification binder has a weight problem. This Marlon Brando Godfather-sized binder contains the history and evidence of our ten-year program. Students look at it in both awe and terror. At its heaviest, during our Demonstration visits, the old binder topped out at eight inches thick and weighed at least 40 pounds. I had to use my mother’s old red flyer wagon to transport it from meeting to meeting and room to room. We constantly worried about the health of its three rings...More
The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to take stock of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to be. At AVID, as we enter 2013 at full speed, I want pause for a few moments to remember many of highlights and accomplishments of 2012.
2012 AVID Highlights and Accomplishments
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Last Saturday night, we lost a great educator and friend when Michael Solis passed away after a long battle with cancer. Michael was a veteran staff developer for us, but more importantly, he was a wonderful husband, father, and mentor to many family members, colleagues, and students.
His wife, Dori, posted on Michael’s Facebook site a moving tribute Saturday night, and her words were echoed by hundreds of others—family, friends, former students, colleagues.
“My beautiful husband, friend, and partner went to be with our Lord at 10:14pm... the blessings and miracles that God brought through him will be remembered...More
What's New: 2013 AVID Summer Institute
Save the date for AVID’s 2013 Summer Institutes, including our new locations – Hawaii and San Antonio. . . more