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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Avon Watts is a 7th grade reading specialist for the West New York middle school. West New York school district services approximately 8,400 students grades pre-school -12th grade in Hudson county, New Jersey. In this position she works with students who are falling below grade level in reading. Once identified, Aevon works with the selected students in the areas of fluency, spelling, and reading comprehension. Most recently, she has been working closely with the scheduling team in her school to group students in the most appropriate classroom setting. In addition to being a reading specialist, Aevon has taught language arts for the extended day program for three years, coached boys and girls intramural basketball is a peer facilitator 7th and 8th grade. Previously, she taught pre-school in Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. She aspires to embrace the chance to become a pioneer for education during her time in Summer Principals Academy. It is her desire to strengthen her leadership skills while partnering with the other determined individuals who desire to see improvement in education.