AVID students get to develop their writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading skills! Students work in groups using a socratic discussion style. Curiosity fuels discussion and learning. We also go on field trips to colleges! 

I love teaching writing, and I have enjoyed several teaching opportunities over the course of my career. I have taught for the University of Georgia while earning my Ph.D. in Literary Criticism. I have also taught for the University of New Mexico while earning my Masters in English. I completed my student teaching at Milwaukee Public Schools while finishing a teacher certification program through UW- Stevens Point. I earned a B.A. in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am happy to be at Olson because of the wonderfully intelligent students who develop fantastic questions with the help of AVID's excellent program!