Educator Spotlight: Brian McCasline header image
A committed educator in the South Lane School District, Brian McCasline knows firsthand the importance of teacher expectations in helping students see themselves as college material.
Promising Practice: Online Mentoring header image
Bi-weekly virtual chats connect college student mentors with K-12 classrooms as part of the Beaver Hangouts program developed by Oregon State University.
Success Story: Summer Gallaher header image
A graduate of La Pine High School, Summer Gallaher is studying journalism at the University of Oregon.
Educator Spotlight: Janon Rogers header image
After attending six colleges, earning three degrees and having a career in computer science, Janon Rogers is dedicated to helping students at North Douglas Elementary and High Schools plan their futures.
Promising Practice: Onsite Admissions header image
College Application Week events at some GEAR UP schools included "instant" admission - and acceptance - to public colleges.
Success Story: Jessica Nava header image
Jessica Nava (on left) is starting college strong thanks to GEAR UP. She graduated from Irrigon Junior/Senior High School and is now a freshman at Oregon State University.
College Application Week 2014 header image
Oregon's College Application Week runs from November 3-14 with over 85 sites participating across the state.
Educator Spotlight: Bryan Johnson header image
Bryan Johnson went from playing minor league baseball to leading Stanfield Secondary School as principal (and baseball coach, of course).
Promising Practice: Staff Engagement & Professional Development header image
Myrtle Point High School holds a staff retreat before the school year starts in order to energize and re-focus educators.
Educator Spotlight: Lisa Smart header image
Creative, positive, and hard-working, Lisa Smart (on right in photo) serves as the GEAR UP Coordinator (among many other job titles!) at Reedsport Community Charter School.

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