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

Western Division

Welcome to the Western Division!

British Columbia
New Mexico




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




Jan. 19

Phoenix, AZ

Wilson Elementary School

Jan. 19

Phoenix, AZ

North Canyon High School

Jan. 19

Granger, WA

Granger Middle School

Feb. 2

Richland, WA

Jefferson Elementary School

Feb. 9

Sante Fe, NM

Capital High School

Feb. 9

Mesa, AZ

Hawthorne Elementary School

Feb. 16

Portland, OR

Shaver Elementary School and Sacramento Elementary School

Feb. 27

Beaverton, OR

Southridge High School

Mar. 2

Mesa, AZ

Porter Elementary School

Mar. 9

Vancouver, WA

King Elementary School

Mar. 9

Portland, OR

Parkrose Middle School

Mar. 21

Walla Walla, WA

Pioneer Middle School

Western Division


5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 210
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 436-2200
Fax: (303) 741-0135

Name Position Phone Email





Karen Lewis Division Director (303) 436-2201 klewis@avid.org
Trina Moore Assistant Division Director (858) 654-5020 tmoore@avid.org
Sue Bergman Washington State Director (360) 593-7175 sbergman@avid.org
Denise Campbell Arizona/New Mexico State Director (303) 436-2204 dcampbell@avid.org
Melissa Cole
Oregon State Director
(858) 633-0149 mcole@avid.org
Mark Ermi Division Liaison
(360) 421-6809 mermi@avid.org
Maria Cobb
Partner Engagement Manager
(858) 232-1712 mcobb@avid.org
Valeri Angus Program Manager - AZ/NM (602) 421-1677 vangus@avid.org
Terra Boyko
Program Manager - OR
(858) 654-5027 tboyko@avid.org
Mike Gobel
Program Manager - WA/AK
(858) 654-5018 mgobel@avid.org
Pamela Good
Program Manager (Elementary) - WA/OR
(626) 321-2227 
Barry Kelly Program Manager - HI (707) 529-0335 bkelly@avid.org
George Leidigh
Program Manager (Elementary) - ID/NV/UT/CO/AZ
(858) 654-5028 gleidigh@avid.org
Kristin Lockwood
Program Manager - CO
(303) 436-2208
Gordon Mosher Program Manager - CO (303) 436-2207 gmosher@avid.org
Annette Murray Program Manager - HI (858) 633-0131
Stacy VanHercke Program Manager - ID/MT/NE/NV/UT/WY (303) 436-2205 svanhercke@avid.org
Dena Bateman
Project Coordinator - Oregon
(858) 654-5022
Gail Davis Office Manager
(303) 436-2206 gdavis@avid.org
Joni Guerrero Administrative Assistant (303) 436-2202 jguerrero@avid.org
Susan Murphy-Jacobs Administrative Assistant
(303) 436-2203

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