AVID Southeast Area Director

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Dr. Christie McMullen’s passion for education and teaching has driven her 24-year career, which includes teaching high school and adult students throughout the United States. As an AVID Area Director and former AVID District Director, Christie works tirelessly to ensure that the AVID College and Career Readiness System is implemented effectively in multiple states.


Dr. Christie McMullen is an experienced educator with a passion for teaching that spans her entire life. Throughout her career, she has held various roles, including serving as an AVID teacher, AVID District Director, Assistant Principal, and currently, an Area Director for the Southeast Area of the Eastern Region for AVID Center. In her current position, Christie is dedicated to supporting the implementation of the AVID College and Career Readiness System in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina with fidelity. Her commitment to education is further reflected in her best-selling book, Learning Can Stick: A Guide to Make Every Experience Safe, Logical, Fun, and Memorable. Christie’s presentations are designed to transform human interactions, empowering attendees with practical tools and strategies that they can use to enhance their skills. Christie’s passion for education also extends to her role as an adjunct professor for National Louis University, where she educates students pursuing their master’s or doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership. Through her work, Christie aims to train adults to be the best they can be, ensuring that students are provided with every opportunity to excel in their studies.

“If we don’t make work and school fun, people quit. Fun means people feel valued and appreciated, their talents are recognized and utilized, and they find purpose in what they are doing.”

— Dr. Christie McMullen

Audiences: Leaders, Educators, Students


  • Academics
  • Educational motivation
  • Teaching literacy
  • Public schools
  • Higher education
  • STEM
  • Leadership

Past Speaking Engagements:

  • Keynote speaker for RISE
  • Griffin Spalding School Leaders (GA)
  • Women in Leadership Conference
  • Mastermind Group of Mortgage Professionals
  • AVID Summer Institute


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Catawba College
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership, National Louis University
  • Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership, National Louis University
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image of Christie McMullen
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