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GEAR UP Achievers

Welcome to GEAR UP!

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is a national college readiness program designed to drastically increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The grant hopes to deepen its efforts with school districts and community organizations to make college a reality for more middle and high school students in the state. 

Meet the Coordinators

GEAR UP Coordinators

TBD- Please contact Kirsten Thornton: McKnight and Hazen Site Coordinator

Deborah Currie: Dimmitt and Renton Site Coordinator

Christina Park: Nelsen and Lindbergh Site Coordinator

Kirsten Thornton: District Coordinator


Liliana Alvarado Garcia: Hazen High School

Kam Sam Leon Masaya: Lindbergh High School

Whitney Hoddinott: Renton High School