Decker Middle School Texas History Teacher Bavu Blakes has received several recognitions during his time at DMS and can add one more to his list.
Mr. Blakes was selected as a National Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Staff Developer. Blakes will be training teachers from around the nation at the annual AVID Summer Institute in Dallas. He will also be facilitating the Content Area strand during that time. He is the first MISD teacher to be added to the AVID staff development team.
AVID is a nonprofit that helps schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. DMS is an AVID Demonstration School and hosts several educational leaders from across Texas interested in implementing the program in their districts.
On April 20th, Mr. Blakes was one of four Austin-area educational leaders to speak at the Texas Association of School Board's T-Day 2018 Conference. Blakes is also an award-winning musician known to incorporate hip-hop with his curriculum to help students and has been featured in the Austin-American Statesman.
Manor ISD would like to congratulate Mr. Blakes as he continues to inspire and help make Manor a Destination District.