A dedicated counselor and long-time GEAR UP team member turned coordinator, Kirsten Wright helps students at Stanfield Secondary School plan their futures.
Patrick Lee, the superintendent and principal of Camas Valley Charter School, credits GEAR UP for helping their school become more focused and intentional in preparing students for life after high school.
As both the counselor and GEAR UP coordinator for Myrtle Point Junior/Senior High School, Jessica Nickerson makes a difference in the lives of her students.
Brent Caulley knew that GEAR UP "was something our community needed." His experience as a father and a youth minister led him to his role as GEAR UP coordinator at McKenzie High School,
Brad Kudlac, the GEAR UP coordinator and principal at Culver Middle School, knows firsthand the importance of early exposure to a college campus and the influence of teachers and parents on student outcomes.
We're thankful for the dedication of Carrie Davis, Yoncalla High School's GEAR UP coordinator, business and health teacher, and FBLA advisor extraordinaire.
Good things are happening at Pacific High School in Port Orford, thanks to the leadership and teamwork of Principal Krista Nieraeth and GEAR UP Coordinator Cindy Pogwizd.
"GEAR UP has been a gateway for increasing parent and community involvement in our schools," says Majalise Tolan, principal of Taft 7-12 in Lincoln City.
Jennifer Hodges works with the "best team ever" implementing GEAR UP and a college-going culture at Ponderosa Middle School and Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls.
A native of Powers (population 674), Superintendent/Principal (and avid fly fisherman) Matt Shorb wants all students in his district to see college as an expectation like he did.

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