AVID

Meet our AVID Team!


Alyssa Mason Alyssa Mason: 9th grade
abyrd3@bcps.org

Hello AVID Family! My name is Alyssa Mason and I have the privilege of teaching our wonderful AVID 9 students. I have been teaching in the Baltimore County Public School System for 7 years. This is my first year teaching at New Town High School in which I am a proud alum and AVID scholar! Prior to coming to New Town, I was previously a science special educator, science teacher, and AVID coordinator. I received my Bachelors in Science in General Science with a minor in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and my Masters in Art in Teaching in Secondary Science and Special Education from Goucher College.  

I often refer to teaching at New Town as “Being home” because I grew up and lived in the Randallstown/Owings Mills area. Currently, I live with my husband and soon-to-be 8 month-old son downtown. One of my favorite things to do is to spend time with my family and friends but in my spare time, I enjoy crafting, bingeing my favorite shows and movies, and trying new restaurants with my husband who is a Research & Development chef. 

Deja Keemer  Deja Keemer: 10th & 11th grades
dkeemer@bcps.org
My name is Ms.Keemer. After graduating from Towson University I have followed a career path into the education field. I currently teach Interactive Media Production and AVID. As a newcomer to New Town, I have been welcomed with open arms by the teachers and the amazing students of NTHS. I strive every day to make sure I am doing my job as their educator to equip them with the knowledge to succeed. I am happy to be a part of the Titan Family!

 Weston Park  

 Weston Park: 11th grade
wpark@bcps.org
Mr.
Parkis entering his 12thyear of teaching – his first at New Town. He earned his Bachelors of English, Secondary Education at Salisbury University, and his Master of Education, Educational Leadership and Supervision at Loyola University of Maryland. At New Town High, Mr.Parkwill be teaching one of the AVID 11 Sections as well as the MYP IB Coordinator. Mr.Parkis excited to be at New Town High, working with the next generation of college-bound Titans, supporting not only their college aspirations, but their personal growth as well.

When not at NTHS, Mr.Parklives with his wife and son and can be found hiking, backpacking, working on their home, and spending time with friends and family.

Rebecca Sanna  Rebecca Sanna: AVID Coordinator & 12th grade
rharris10@bcps.org
Hello all! I'm Rebecca Sanna and I have taught at NTHS for the past 5 years! Before becoming the AVID Coordinator, I taught science at New Town. I earned my degree from Towson University and am currently earning my Master's from Towson. I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you as we work together to support our students in reaching their full potential.
When I am not in New Town, I enjoy being creative in my craft room, doing pilates, and going on photography adventures with my husband.