Michelle Cody

“I started off as a student, moved to TA, Intern, and Lead Teacher.” Today, Michelle is the founding site director for Aim High’s Bayview campus at Willie Brown Middle Jr. Middle School, where she also teaches math and student government during the regular school year.  “I want to help students and families see the greatest…

Viviana Montoya-Hernandez Torres

Viviana Montoya-Hernandez Torres

Viviana’s life changed at Aim High one summer. She was reading Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street in her seventh grade humanities class. Like the main character Esperanza, Viviana spoke two languages, had immigrant parents, and was negotiating two cultures. For the first time, Viviana saw herself depicted in literature. “It validated my experience…