New Bern High Teacher is Selected to Present at National Conference

Gayle HardyNew Bern, NC – AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, announced Mrs. Gayle Hardy, New Bern High School AVID Coordinator and Elective Teacher, will be one of three speakers selected to present at the 2019 Summer Institute Conference in Philadelphia on July 15-17th, 2019.

This is an amazing achievement for New Bern High School and Craven County Schools to have one of our committed, respected, and dedicated educators selected for this prestigious opportunity.  Mr. Jerry Simmons, New Bern High School Principal shares, “The New Bern High School family is so very proud of Gayle Hardy and this accomplishment. We accept this as a school honor. Understanding that when Gayle speaks to over 4000 in the Philadelphia audience and the countless more witnessing remotely, she embodies the spirit of our Bears communities and our experiences during this 6-year trek. At New Bern High School, We Are AVID!”

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit organization that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. AVID trains 80,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life. More than 7,000 schools rely on AVID to transform the lives of more than 2 million students each year. To learn more, visit

Submitted by: Jennifer Wagner, Director of Public Relations, Craven County Schools