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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID student group photo

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. At Truman MS, the goal of AVID is to ensure that all students find their confidence and have academic success while on their journey of building their skills for college and career readiness:


  • will succeed in rigorous curriculum,
  • will enter mainstream activities of the school,
  • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

Contact Information

  • Alicia Gunderson
    AVID Coordinator

    Phone: ext. 58188

AVID Site Team

  • Natali Barreto Baca

    Phone: ext. 58130
  • Ronda Lee Bustos
    Social Studies

    Phone: ext. 58180
  • Jakob Carrica

    Phone: ext. 58177
  • Michelle Fontanez
    SpEd ELA

    Phone: ext. 58209
  • Waylon Goesling

    Phone: (505) 836-3030 ext. 58108
  • Alicia Gunderson
    AVID Coordinator

    Phone: ext. 58188
  • Cipriana Gurule

    Phone: ext. 58159
  • Danielle Gutierrez

    Phone: ext. 85188
  • Gini Johnson
    Last Name M-Z

    Phone: ext. 58115
  • Margaret Keen
    Gifted Math

    Phone: ext. 58207
  • Brianna Kowalski
    Student Success Advocate

    Phone: ext. 58127
  • Jennifer Morton

    Phone: ext. 58131
  • Ruth Ramirez Gurrola
    Spanish LA

    Phone: ext. 58154
  • Melissa Sanchez
    Physical Education

    Phone: ext. 58183
  • Sara Simpkins
    Assistant Principal - Curriculum

    Phone: (505) 836-3030 ext. 58107
  • Jesse Winter

    Phone: ext. 58151
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