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Brian Dobyns


AVID Classes:

Zero Period 11th Grade AVID


Mr. Brian "El Guapo" Dobyns graduated from Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton about the same time the CD's were invented. He earned a BA in Spanish Linguistics and a minor in Latin American Studies from Cal State Fullerton. From there he went to Chapman University where he earned his teaching credential. Finally, he earned a MA in Education Administration from Jones International University. El Guapo has taught many different things since replacing his cassette player in his car; Spanish I, II, III, IV, Native Speaker Spanish, Health, English, Pre-Algebra and Wood Shop. He has been teaching AVID since 2016 and loves it. He frequently says that AVID is the one class that actually reminds him of why he wanted to be a teacher.

Along with teaching AVID and AP/IB Spanish, Mr. Dobyns does have a life. He is married to Charlotte, who is also a teacher in the Fullerton school District for 20+ years. Their daughter, Fiona, graduated from Troy High School in 2017 and will be attending Cal Poly Pomona where she will be studying to be a teacher and will also be playing on the school's women's soccer team! Their son, Aidan, will be entering high school as a freshman in the fall of 2017 where he will play football and baseball, be part of the Air Force JROTC as well as an AVID student too. He hopes to attend one of the Military Academies after graduation. Mr. Dobyns loves photography, especially capturing memories for the CEHS AVID students!

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Megan McDonald - AVID Co-coordinator

Megan McDonald

AVID Classes:

1st & 3rd Period 11th Grade AVID


Ms. McDonald holds a BS in Kinesiology from Chapman University with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She began her career at Centennial High School as the Athletic Trainer while she finished her teaching credential. She later went on to earn her Master's degree in Administration from Point Loma University. During her time at Centennial, Ms. McDonald has taught math (Algebra and Geometry), Health, online Health, and Success for High School. This will be her first year teaching AVID, although she has been an honorary member of the AVID team for several years chaperoning AVID events and field trips.

Ms. McDonald grew up in Southern California and participated in high school and collegiate sports such as swimming and water polo. She also participated in the Junior Lifeguard Program at Huntington Beach. She currently lives in Orange with her fur-baby, a Boston terrier named Dixie. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and baking.

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Jessica Roberts - AVID Co-coordinator


AVID Classes:

Zero Period 11th Grade AVID/ AVID Senior Seminar

2nd Period AVID Senior Seminar

3rd Period AVID Senior Seminar


Mrs. Roberts teaches 11th and 12th grade AVID and is an AVID Co-coordinator at Centennial High School. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science and Human Ecology from Cal State University, San Bernardino and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Chapman University.

Mrs. Roberts enjoys life in Riverside with her husband, her toddler Penny, and her border collie Kelty. When she isn't teaching, Mrs. Roberts likes to go camping and hiking. She loves being active and enjoys the outdoors.

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Candice Sandoval


AVID Classes:

Zero Period 10th Grade AVID

2nd Period 10th Grade AVID


Candice Sandoval is a 2011 graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a B.A. in English Language Arts. She looks forward to fulfilling her Masters in 2016 in English Education. Ms. Sandoval taught at the primary and secondary level as she went through the credential process as a student teacher. She was a long-term sub at the secondary level, for one year in the Norco- Corona School District. Ms. Sandoval has been studying and putting my teaching into practice of education for over four years and really enjoys the one-on-one experience with students after spending all those years in a classroom setting and as a student herself.

Ms. Sandoval is a diehard fan of AVID as she is a product of what the program can do for our students. She participated in AVID since she was in seventh grade in the Riverside School District at Chemawa Middle School through all four years at Arlington High School. She was also an AVID tutor during her freshman year in college after she had graduated high school in the 2006-2007 school year.

Ms. Sandoval looks forward to working with you and being a positive influence in time of need.

"Invest in yourself first. Expect nothing from no one and be willing to work for everything" (Tony Gaskins).

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Cara Wheeler


AVID Classes:

1st Period 9th Grade AVID

2nd Period 9th Grade AVID

3rd Period 9th Grade AVID


Mrs. Wheeler is a Corona native. She attended St. Edwards school in Corona for K-8 and then graduated from Corona High School in 1997! After high school, Mrs. Wheeler went to Riverside Community College and transferred to UC Riverside. In 2002 she earned a BA in Liberal Studies. She then went on to Chapman University where she completed her teacher credential Program. At Point Loma University she earned her Masters in Administration. Mrs. Wheeler Started teaching in 2002. She taught Algebra and Geometry for many years and has been teaching AVID since 2005.

Corona is Mrs. Wheeler's hometown. She has 5 brothers and 3 sisters, she's an aunt 31 times, and a great aunt 10 times. 3 of her brothers; Mr. Ibbetsons, all work in the school district as well. Mrs. Wheeler has been married for 12 years and has three children.  On her free time, Mrs. Wheeler enjoys playing sports, especially volleyball, because she says that it is the best sport ever, and she was lucky enough to be able to play in college. She also likes the outdoors. Camping and hanging out at the beach are her ideal vacations. One thing she always keeps in mind is to "Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry" - Padre Pio.

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