Mrs. Kelsey AVID Teacher

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Mrs. Kelsey

     Hello Gainesville Leopards!  I am Julie Kelsey the new AVID teacher.  I am very excited to be a Leopard! This is my 18th year teaching in Texas and I am thrilled to be part of Gainesville ISD.  I have an Associates of Science from Dallas College, a BBA in Marketing from the University of North Texas and my Teaching Certification is in Business from the University of North Texas, ME program. I also hold certifications in K-4 generalist and 4-8 generalists, Supplemental ESL K-12 and Technical Education 6-12. I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and at the age of 17 moved to Chicago, Illinois. I have been in Texas since I was 20 years old.  I came to Texas for a great college experience. 

     I am a true believer in that any child who wants to go to college should have the opportunity to go. I also believe that every child should have access to the tools that will allow for an easy transition into a successful college career. This is exactly where AVID comes alive.  AVID is such a fun program! The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  My student's will learn how to apply for college and scholarships, as well as, preparing for college instruction. AVID is about leadership, writing, inquiry, collaboration, organizartion,  and reading. AVID is fun and engaging for students who love field trips, decorating the school in college materials and participating as a leader in school functions. I hope to get an opportunity to teach every Leopard!