AVID Elementary

AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission and vision to provide a comprehensive model of success for all students, from elementary through higher education.

Through a three-stage systemic approach, AVID Elementary supports students in different grade levels, settings, and infrastructures on their journey to college readiness. Components of AVID Elementary include student success skills, organizational skills, WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading) and L-WICOR lessons, and partnerships.

Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact school wide structures. Like AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary Essentials focus on the four necessary areas to ensure that all students are poised for academic success: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems.

AVID Elementary's resources, trainings, and philosophy are all grounded in the idea that the growth mindset can be taught to students, and it is through the growth mindset that AVID students succeed in following their dreams and fulfilling their aspirations.

2019-20 AVID Elementary Teachers

Mrs. Lisa Lewis (6th grade)

Mrs. Bliss Thurber (6th grade)

Mrs. Nicole McGuire (5th grade)

Mrs. Laura Moore (5th grade)

Mrs. Shannon Arlington (4th grade)

Ms. Kristen Roggow (4th grade)

Mr. Joseff Smith (4th grade)

Mrs. Donna VonHendy (3rd grade)

Ms. Laurel Pitzrick (3rd grade)

Mrs. Joanne Suhr (3rd grade)
Mrs. Wendy Caldwell (2nd grade)

Ms. Kara Kelly (2nd grade)

Miss Jenna Goheen (1st grade)

Mrs. Alisha Duffina (1st grade)

Mrs. Amy Muscato (1st grade)

Mrs. Amy Kingsbury (Kindergarten)

Mrs. Elaine Thompson (Kindergarten)

Mrs. Brooke Smith (Kindergarten)

K-6 AVID Coordinator: Mrs. Wendy Caldwell