BCPS principal, student to speak at national AVID Summer Institutes

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will be represented at the national AVID Summer Institutes in Orlando, Florida, with an educator and a student set to speak at the event.

Patapsco High School principal Dr. Scott Rodriguez-Hobbs and Cockeysville Middle School Grade 8 student Jayden Yancey will both take to the stage to share their experiences with the AVID program, which supports educators in implementing the college and career readiness program.

Rodriguez-Hobbs is the first principal from BCPS to be selected as a national speaker at the summer institute. A finalist for the 2024-2025 BCPS Principal of the Year award, he is featured in the May AVID Community Newsletter, which is shared worldwide.

Yancey is one of 14 student leaders from across the state who will be participating in the program, sharing how it has benefitted them.

The national AVID organization hosts Summer Institutes across the U.S. each summer to provide professional development opportunities for educators. The program is currently implemented in 61 BCPS schools, serving more than 7,000 students in grades K-12.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

Photo via BCPS

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