GMS AVID Elective Teacher
Welcome to AVID!
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. In GISD, AVID is an in-school academic college prep support program for grades 7-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
My name is Angela Leisure. I am in my seventeenth year teaching middle school! I taught for ten years in Arlington before moving to Granbury last year. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 15 years. We have a very busy home with our 11-year-old daughter, 9-year-old son, 100 lb Great Dane/Lab mix, and scruffy little dog. I graduated from TCU with a Bachelor's of Science in education in 2006 and from Texas Women's University with a Master's in Education: Reading in 2012.
In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, riding with my husband on his motorcycle, eating delicious food, and drinking coffee or Diet Dr. Pepper with Vanilla from Sonic (it's my favorite!)
I believe that all children can read and can be taught. I believe that all students have the potential to become well educated, productive members of society, and that in order for them to do so, they must first learn to read and be critical consumers of what they read and gather from the world around them. It is the teacher's job to take each student's potential and turn it into reality through assessing and knowing each student's needs, meeting those individual needs through targeted lessons, and reading and writing authentic texts with authentic purposes.