Birthdate: early 1970
Relationship status- divorced
Life Status: Alive
Nicknames and other names
Unknown maiden name
The chosen one- formerly
Cameron Masters (Son-in-law)
Maddie Rueda (Daughter-in-law)
Tony Ryland (Son-in-law.)
Robert Ryland (By adoption)
Melanie Rueda (By adoption)
Tommy Ryland (By adoption)
Drew Rueda (Ex-Husband)
The chosen one- formerly
The principal of Iridium high school- currently
Head member of the council- currently
Mortal realm, Miami, Florida
Background InformationIn Every witch pregnancy, it was mentioned that Ava had a secret past no one knew about. The only hint we got in the first book was that Ava had in the past helped Emma learn how to be the chosen one. All we knew for sure was that she at some point had married a Kanay named Drew and with him and a set of fraternal twins names Diego and Gigi. We also knew that she had homeschooled her children as she didn't like the way schools were run, however, she allowed Gigi to attend a private all-girls school from the ages of eleven- fourteen and then became the principal of Iridium high school so both of her children could attend a public high school.
In every witch student: Welcome back to the Academy, we finally learn about Ava's past. At eighteen years old, Ava had been the chosen one before Emma until she had married a mortal. Being a Full-Witch, Ava wasn't allowed to have a romantic relationship with a mortal, and as punishment, she was stripped of her magic and status by order of the council.
Ava may or may not have known at this point that she was pregnant with a child. She never told the father because he decided to divorce her knowing losing one's magic is the most shameful and depressing thing that had can happen to a Witch and he didn't want Ava to suffer just to stay with him. Ava decided to put the baby up for adoption and the reason for this wasn't explained in this book- thougt it was assumed it had been to put her past behind her. Ava- at the age of nineteen- had given birth to a daughter in February of 1989 who was adopted by Duggie and Kristine Fletcher. The daughter was named Ruby and Ava never had any contact with her.
After the divorce, Ava was given her magic back but not her chosen one status. The reason was that she had already fallen in love with a Kanay and it was forbidden for chosen ones to wed or mate with any species aside from a Full-witch or Full-wizard because of the dangerous lifestyle. Just months later, Ava was married to the Kanay named Drew Rueda and was pregnant with a set of twins. In March of 1990- the month after Ruby's first birthday- Ava and Drew had welcomed their fraternal twins: their daughter Gigi Rueda and their son Diego Rueda.
In the fifth book, the real reason Ava had given Ruby up for adoption was discovered. Ava somehow knew about Superiors and knew Ruby was one. She didn't know how to raise a Superior child and was afraid, so she gave the baby to a couple who'd be able to handle her extreme magic strength. Ava did always regret giving the baby up for adoption- which she told Ruby when they finally met almost three decades later.
Every witch pregnancy
"Keep it up, Gigi, and you two will be spending the rest of your teenage years changing diapers," Ava- Gigi
Ava was strict- as a mother and as a principal. She didn't take anyone's crap and gave the cold hard truth. Once her mind was made up, there was no changing it. She also knew how to come up with a good comeback on the spot.
Being the principal of Iridium high school.
Ava treated her students the same way she treated her children and dealt with them the same way. In the second chapter, Ava suspended Gigi from school for half a day and a full day for breaking a girl's nose. She then threatened Jax she would remove him from the swim team if he didn't stop with his pranks and misbehavior. This had caught Jax's attention. She also gave him detention for a month which he didn't care about.
In the fifth chapter, Ava got in trouble with the school-board for not having kicked the pregnant teens off their sports teams. She was forced to remove Maddie, Sophie, and Katie off of the cheer-squad, and forced to take Andi off the swim team. If she hadn't done this she could have lost her job.
Ava was the type of mother who didn't take any crap and was more than happy to let her kids make a fool of themselves while attempting to fool her when confronted about doing something she didn't approve of. The perfect example is in the second chapter, when she caught the twins fighting over their bathroom schedules once again. She allowed Gigi to carry out her story about how she and her brother hadn't been fighting but just practicing for a school play, then pointed out that as the principal she knew she was lying.
Ava didn't seem to care for Pete from the start nor had any hatred towards him. However, Ava knew from the start that Pete wasn't going to stay once he knew about the pregnancy. In the first chapter, she broke up a make-out between Gigi and Pete in the school hallway. In the second chapter, Ava scolded Gigi for having sex with Pete while he didn't know about her pregnancy. Gigi didn't appear to have cared about what her mother was telling her. Ava told her she was being naive, irresponsible, and impulsive, all reasons why she refused to talk to the council about getting Gigi magic of her own. Gigi was super angry at her mother for saying this and stormed out of the office. She later found out she had been right about Pete not staying.
Gigi and Maddie's underage pregnancies
Despite having been worried about how her mother would react, Gigi told her mother about her pregnancy in the first chapter, and also told her about Maddie's. Ava stated that she wasn't surprised as she had earlier caught Gigi in an intense make-out with her boyfriend in the school hallway. She asked Gigi how long she had been dating Pete and told her to stop being stupid when it looked like Gigi thought her boyfriend would stay once he knew. Gigi snapped at her that she didn't know what Pete would do and then stormed out of the office. Ava decided at that moment that her children were on their own.
The birth of Emily and Shawn
In the final chapter, Ava went to the hospital. She first met her granddaughter Emily- the newborn daughter of her son Diego. She then met her daughter Gigi's newborn son Shawn.
Every witch pregnancy
"If I have to hear this damn argument one more time I'm gonna make you build a second bathroom!” Ava- Diego and Gigi
"Keep it up, Gigi, and you two will be spending the rest of your teenage years changing diapers." Ava- Gigi and Pete
"Oh, but I do because I'm this little person called...oh what was my title again? Oh, that's right...the principal." Ava- Gigi
“Oh, come on, Gigi. I know you and Pete weren't just sitting at his kitchen table playing scrabble when you two skipped first period,” Ava- Gigi
"Alright wise ass, detention after school for the rest of the month." Ava- Jax
"Now why do I have the feeling you had something to do with this?" Ava- Diego
"Hate to burst your bubble but I don't follow you.” Ava- Gigi
"I don't hate you, Maddie. I don't hate the baby either." Ava- Maddie