Degrees and Certifications:
Grand Canyon University: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Education
Mr. Paul Avila
Welcome students and parents! This site is designed for students currently in my math classes as well as their parents and guardians. This year I am teaching RR geometry and Math Standards. I am excited to be working with you and to see what the upcoming year has to bring.
I am a native of southern Arizona and a CDO alumni. I was a member of the CDO baseball team. After my high school career, I joined Lourdes University on a baseball scholarship. After an arm injury ended my career, I decided to move back home to finish my degree and begin my coaching career. I am also the assistant golf and softball coach here at CDO.
Defining Moment in Education
My first year of college, I wasn’t too sure on my career path. My counselor recommended that I take an education course. After the first day, I decided on my major and haven’t looked back since. I also had several people in my life (previous teachers and coaches) who inspired me to become a teacher. It is a never-ending list on the doors they have opened for me, and the moments they have motivated me to bring out my fullest potential in any aspect. I hope to bring the same to the next generation of students.
Core Educational Belief
Every student deserves an effective learning environment that allows them the right of an education and for them to reach their full potential.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela
I was a substitute teacher for 3 years doing anywhere from grades K-12. Last year, I served as an aide in the special education department at CDO.
Any questions, feel free to contact me.