I am truly living my dream and having a ball, as I get ready to teach my 7th year here at TJ. This year, I will be teaching AAA-109 (Advanced Academic Achievement) where students can not only earn 5 high school credits, but also 3 college credits for $free! I will also continue teaching ‘Introduction to AVID’ (9th grade). ‘AVID’ stands for the Advancement via Individual Determination. It is a global nonprofit organization/curriculum dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities.