AVID Instructor, Laura Wilton
Laura Wilton has worked in Hillsborough County Schools for 27 years. She earned her Master's degree in Linguistics, and certification for Educational Leadership in 1994 at the University of South Florida. Ms. Wilton loves being part of Dragon Life, and she currently lives in Lutz with her husband, her daughter and step-daughter, and their dog Copper. She loves going to USF football games, reading, and watching the sun set on the beach!
WELCOME TO AVID!
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Students meet one period a day in the AVID elective and learn a variety of skills that will be used in all of their core classes (language arts, math, science, social studies). Students receive instruction on study skills, organization and higher-level thinking. They will also participate in collaborative study groups twice a week. Your child will have the opportunity to continue on the AVID path through high school as well. By incorporating strategies to become better readers and writers and collaborating with both their fellow students as well as adults, and getting organized, AVID students can reach their acedemic goals and beyond. With hard work and AVID, students have the tools to succeed.