Deborah Harbord-Ayers

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I joined the Olympia High School staff in 2007 and I have spent 20 years in the secondary education field. In addition to coordinating the Peer-Tutoring Program, I am the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program Tutor Trainer and classroom support for grades 9-12. I am glad to be part of the FamOly staff dedicated to the success of each of our students.

The Peer-tutoring Program has been in place since 2008 and it is annually funded by an OSDEF grant and a community member's generous donation. I have the privilege of interviewing and hiring students from a variety of backgrounds and I am always impressed by their willingness to use their knowledge, talents and abilities in service to others. The tutors become employees of the Olympia School District and use the experience they gain while working in our program towards future college and career endeavors.

This no-cost program helps hundreds of students at OHS achieve academic success.

"Learn everything you can, anytime you can,

from anyone you can;

there will always be a time when you will be grateful you did." 

~Sarah Caldwell