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Murrieta Mesa Teacher Wins $10,000

Denise Guzman of Murrieta Mesa High School will receive a $10,000 award this month from the AVID organization for her efforts to prepare Murrieta students for college. The award will go towards implementing AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) techniques such as reading, writing, inquiring, etc. that help students get ready for college learning.

Guzman was nominated by colleagues to be one of five California Educators honored by the AVID Teacher Advocacy Award. In a news release, AVID CEO Sandy Husk said winners of the award “Go above and beyond to support their students and schools … make college dreams a reality for countless California children”.

The AVID program is a non-profit organization helping students succeed in higher education settings. AVID supports students’ education with objectives such as organization, inquiry, collaboration, effective note-taking skills and more. Guzman is the AVID coordinator for Murrieta Mesa High School and the Murrieta Unified School District. She and the other winners will be honored at the AVID Summer Institute on July 11th ceremony in the State’s capital. The awards are made possible by an anonymous donor.

For more information check out the Press Enterprise article here:

Or check out the AVID news release here: