Heather Harrison started as the GEAR UP coordinator for Oakridge Junior/Senior High School, which ultimately led to her becoming CTE-endorsed to help get the school's student-run business off the ground.
Katarina Smith is committed to putting students first. As the GEAR UP Coordinator at Rogue River Junior/Senior High School, she is creative, organized, and dedicated to supporting students' postsecondary plans.
As a recent retiree, Dee Ragsdale wasn't planning on starting a new job. But her dedication to helping students and the community led her to be the GEAR UP Coordinator at Central Curry School District.
At Newport High School, former student, coach, counselor and now administrator, Reyna Mattson knows firsthand the importance of building relationships with students and encouraging them to meet their potential.
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.