With a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development from Cornell University and a M.A. in English Literature from Brooklyn College, Professor Avril draws from both areas of expertise in her teaching.  A published author, adjunct professor at CUNY and SAT/NY State test tutor, Professor Avril has a strong understanding of what constitutes successful college-level writing and how to help students develop as strong writers.  She will be teaching our 8th grade students ELA and Philosophy.