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LaShawna Cox  – Assistant Principal

LaShawna Cox

Originally from Detroit, Mrs. Cox has always had a passion for education and working with children. She began her career managing a non-profit organization for children. She eventually began working in education as a teacher in 2008 and has taught students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. She has also held positions as an Assistant Principal and Instructional Coach.






Valerie Cervantez – Assistant Principal


Henry Esparza – Dean of Students


Bryonia Ross – Instructional Coach

Instructional Coach Ross

My name is Bryonia Ross. I am honored to serve the AMS Avondale family as an Instructional Coach for the 2020-2021 school year! I have 10 years of education experience. I have taught in the private, public, and charter school sectors. I am a firm believer that not every child fits into the same mold. I have a passion for collaborating with teachers, to increase their skills and understanding of how to meet the individual educational needs of scholars, by teaching the total child. It is my goal to support teachers in providing learning experiences for scholars that are engaging, meaningful, and relevant.

A full summary of school personnel experience and resumes are available for public review upon request. Please contact the school directly.