State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Butler High School

State School Superintendent, Richard Woods, visited Butler High School Wednesday, October 24th to visit with students and hear about their positive experiences with the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination).

The highlight of the tour was Mr. Woods interviewing a panel of students to hear about the benefits of AVID; when Einnaja Brown was asked by Mr. Woods how the program has helped her, she quickly responded, “AVID has taught me self-discipline and inspired me to be something in life!” Corrie Winston, another participant and student athlete, responded, “AVID has taught me to work as part of a team.” Mr. Woods was inspired by the student panel and pleased to see how the AVID program “started small, and now the students are ambassadors and have the discipline, motivation, and commitment to change lives.” School board members, Dr. Pringle and district leadership were also present for the visit which highlighted the positive programs Butler’s cluster schools have implemented to improve school culture and performance.

AVID has taught me self-discipline and inspired me to be something in life!
— Einnaja Brown, Butler High School Student