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Mrs. Heim-AVID/Reading




AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  Students in this class will be taught organizational skills, study strategies, and get the opportunity to explore college and career options.  AVID students are challenged to take rigorous courses, such as Pre-AP and AP courses, and are in turn provided with academic support by both the AVID teacher and trained tutors.  AVID is a wonderful class that helps students meet the potential that they already have, but may not be aware of!



I look forward to working with your child in Reading.  Please check his/her planner for our daily essential question or agenda.  Fridays are SSR days, and I encourage students to have a book checked out before hand. 

About Me

I am from San Antonio and earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies / Reading and M.Ed. in Secondary Education / Teaching from the University of the Incarnate Word.  This is my 15th year teaching.  I started out teaching middle school Reading and Language Arts at a private school, then moved to Brackenridge HS where I was the Head Volleyall coach, Dyslexia Coordinator and TAKS Reading teacher.  It was here that I also became involved with the AVID program, taught it for 3 years and loved it!  This is my seventh year in Northside.  My first year was as a Reading Specialist and Assistant Volleyball coach at Holmes HS. I am currenly the AVID coordinator and a Reading teacher at Connally.  I am highly involved with youth sports and believe in the power that sports and coaches play in our youth's lives.  I was selected as Connally's 2012 Campus Teacher of the Year and went on to represent NISD as 2012 District Educator of the Year, Region 20's 2013 Secondary Educator of the Year, and was a finalist for the 2013 Texas Teacher of the Year. 

Mrs. Heim's Schedule and Contact Information



3 - AVID Coordinator Conference

4 - 8th Grade Reading

5 - 8th Grade Reading

6 - Conference

7 - 8th Grade Reading

8 - 8th Grade Reading

I can be reached @ and 397-1000 X3128




Tutoring is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 to 8:20.


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Lesson Plans CMS Heim Sept. 02 .doc 9/6/2014
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Lesson Plans Sept 15 Heim.doc 9/10/2014
Lesson Plans Final Heim Sept 22.doc 9/20/2014
8th Days 1-30.doc 9/6/2014
AVID INFO PPT.pptx 9/6/2014
New TRF.pdf 9/6/2014
New TRF Think-Aloud.pdf 9/15/2012
C-Note Lined Paper.pdf 4/20/2012
30 Second Speech.pdf 2/9/2012
Bloom's HOT Words and Stems.doc 2/9/2012
How to Take C-Notes - FORMAT.doc 2/9/2012