AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Eastern Division

Welcome to the Eastern Division!

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina

Rhode Island
South Carolina
U.S. Virgin Islands
Washington, D.C.
West Virginia




AVID Showcases provide an opportunity for educators to see an AVID implementation, share best practices, and learn more about AVID hands-on. The Showcase experience includes AVID Elective and content class observations and a chance to speak with experienced AVID site team members and students.



If you want to know more about how AVID works for teachers and students to improve school culture and performance or are considering implementing AVID in your school or district, or are a current AVID school and want to gain insight from another AVID implementation, register for an upcoming AVID Showcase.


Date Location School




Mar. 21, 2018 Millville, NJ Lakeside Middle School
Mar. 22, 2018 Old Hickory, TN DuPont Hadley Middle School
Apr. 12, 2018 Bradenton, FL Bayshore High School
Apr. 13, 2018 Baltimore, MD Dundalk Middle School
Apr. 25, 2018 Reston, VA Hughes Middle School
Apr. 26, 2018 Anderson, SC Westside High School
May 10, 2018 Avon Park, FL Avon Elementary School

Eastern Division


605 East Robinson St., Suite 135
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 450-7010

Name Position Phone Email





Robert Logan Eastern Division Senior Director (858) 633-0122 [email protected]
Mervin Jenkins Eastern Division Assistant Director (858) 633-0095 [email protected]
Christie McMullen Divisional Liaison (858) 633-0127 [email protected]
Jinan O'Connor   State Director, Northeast States (858) 633-0133 [email protected]
Allen Johnson
State Director, North Carolina/South Carolina (858) 380-4719
[email protected]
Denise Rupert State Director, Mid-Atlantic/Southern States/Virgin Islands (901) 834-4176 [email protected]
Dr. Robin McCoy State Director, Florida/Georgia
(407) 450-7005 [email protected]
Dr. Jaime Lomax Partner Engagement Manager (757) 705-9843 [email protected]
Frank Iannucci Partner Engagement Manager (858) 654-5033 [email protected]
Dr. Alberta Banks Program Manager, NC/SC
(858) 633-0103 [email protected]
Travis Beverly
Program Manager, NC/SC
(407) 450-7008
[email protected]
Tamara Gilliam Program Manager, Northeast States
(858) 654-5009 [email protected]
Clay Stewart Program Manager, Northeast States
(858) 380-4749 [email protected]
Pamela Leibring
Program Manager, Northeast States
(858) 633-0148
[email protected]
Y'Desha Alsup Program Manager, FL/GA
(858) 633-0100 [email protected]
Sarah Newman Program Manager, FL i3 Grant (858) 654-5024 
[email protected] 
Kelley Zulueta
Program Manager, FL/GA
(407) 450-7006
[email protected]
Phil Pautienus
Program Manager, FL/GA
(352) 874-2942
[email protected]
Allison Childress
Program Manager, FL/GA
(858) 633-0108
[email protected]
Christina Durkee
Program Manager, Embedded Hillsborough County, FL
(813) 767-5247
[email protected]
Fatima Parker
Program Manager, MASS/Virgin Islands
(434) 989-7125
[email protected]
Tameka Johnson
Program Manager, MASS
(858) 633-0118
[email protected]
Theresa Acevedo Divisional Office Manager (407) 450-7027 [email protected]
Donna McConnell Administrative Assistant II, Northeast States
(407) 450-7026 [email protected]
Karen Thomas Administrative Assistant II, Contracts & Grants (407) 450-7009 [email protected]
Kristen Sutliff Administrative Assistant II, MASS/Virgin Islands (407) 450-7025 [email protected]
Jennifer McCleskey Administrative Assistant II, FL/GA/NC/SC (407) 450-7007 [email protected]

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