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




Oct. 26, 2017 Spartanburg, SC Carver Middle School
Oct. 26, 2017 Rockledge, FL John F. Kennedy Middle School
Nov. 7, 2017 Lehigh Acres, FL Lehigh Acres Middle School
Nov. 7, 2017 Anderson, SC Robert Anderson Middle School
Nov. 8, 2017 Kissimmee, FL Boggy Creek Elementary School
Nov. 8, 2017 Lyndonville, NY Lyndonville Primary, Elementary, Intermediate School and LA Webber Middle-High School
Nov. 9, 2017 Blythewood, SC Kelly Mill Middle School
Nov. 9, 2017 Lehigh Acres, FL Lehigh Senior High School
Nov. 30, 2017 Fairburn, GA Creekside High School
Nov. 30, 2017 Jacksonville, NC Northside High School
Nov. 30, 2017 West Palm Beach, FL Seminole Trails Elementary School
Dec. 5, 2017 Broadway, NC Broadway Elementary School
Feb. 7, 2018 Sanford, NC San Lee Middle School
Feb. 8, 2018 Orlando, FL Stonewall Jackson Middle School
Feb. 9, 2018 Wilson, NC James Hunt High School
Feb. 15, 2018 Jacksonville, FL Sandalwood High School
Feb. 20, 2018 Gulfport, FL Boca Ciega High School
Feb. 27, 2018 Kissimmee, FL Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Mar. 6, 2018 Blythewood, SC Round Top Elementary School
Mar. 22, 2018 Jacksonville, NC Jacksonville Commons Middle School
Apr. 12, 2018 Bradenton, FL Bayshore High School
Apr. 26, 2018 Anderson, SC Westside High 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 rlogan@avid.org
Mervin Jenkins Eastern Division Assistant Director (858) 633-0095 mjenkins@avid.org
Christie McMullen Divisional Liaison (858) 633-0127 cmcmullen@avid.org
Jinan O'Connor   State Director, Northeast States (858) 633-0133 joconnor@avid.org
Allen Johnson
State Director, North Carolina/South Carolina (858) 380-4719
Denise Rupert State Director, Mid-Atlantic/Southern States/Virgin Islands (901) 834-4176 drupert@avid.org
Dr. Robin McCoy State Director, Florida/Georgia
(407) 450-7005 rmccoy@avid.org
Dr. Jaime Lomax Partner Engagement Manager (757) 705-9843 jlomax@avid.org
Frank Iannucci Partner Engagement Manager (858) 654-5033 fiannucci@avid.org
Dr. Alberta Banks Program Manager, NC/SC
(858) 633-0103 abanks@avid.org
Travis Beverly
Program Manager, NC/SC
(407) 450-7008
Tamara Gilliam Program Manager, Northeast States
(858) 654-5009 tgilliam@avid.org
Clay Stewart Program Manager, Northeast States
(858) 380-4749 cstewart@avid.org
Pamela Leibring
Program Manager, Northeast States
(858) 633-0148
Y'Desha Alsup Program Manager, FL/GA
(858) 633-0100 yalsup@avid.org
Sarah Newman Program Manager, FL i3 Grant (858) 654-5024 
Kelley Zulueta
Program Manager, FL/GA
(407) 450-7006
Phil Pautienus
Program Manager, FL/GA
(352) 874-2942
Allison Childress
Program Manager, FL/GA
(858) 633-0108
Christina Durkee
Program Manager, Embedded Hillsborough County, FL
(813) 767-5247
Fatima Parker
Program Manager, MASS/Virgin Islands
(434) 989-7125
Tameka Johnson
Program Manager, MASS
(858) 633-0118
Theresa Acevedo Divisional Office Manager (407) 450-7027 tacevedo@avid.org
Donna McConnell Administrative Assistant II, Northeast States
(407) 450-7026 dmcconnell@avid.org
Karen Thomas Administrative Assistant II, Contracts & Grants (407) 450-7009 kthomas@avid.org
Kristen Sutliff Administrative Assistant II, MASS/Virgin Islands (407) 450-7025 ksutliff@avid.org
Jennifer McCleskey Administrative Assistant II, FL/GA/NC/SC (407) 450-7007 jmccleskey@avid.org

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