GEAR UP

Clayton Craft

Hometown

West Columbia, SC

Education

Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC, 2009

Doug Thompson

Hometown

Hubbard, Ohio is where I grew up. Matthews, NC is where I now reside with my family.

Educational Background

Bachelors of Science, Middle Childhood Education (Concentrations in Science and Social Studies)

Masters of Education, Instructional Technology (Concentration in Computer Science)

Teresa Agner

Educational Background

CPA with BS Accounting UNC-Charlotte

What are you doing when you're feeling most happy; most alive; most joyful; most content; most fulfilled; or most like you belong?

Spending time with family.

What is one piece of advice you might be able to offer a middle or high school student?

Believe in yourself and never give up!

Hayden Laws

Why should students throughout Western NC consider pursuing postsecondary education?

Postsecondary is one of the best places to explore what the world can offer you. It's also a space to try out new things and find your passion!

What are you doing when you're feeling most happy; most alive; most joyful; most content; most fulfilled; or most like you belong?

I am most content when I am sipping on some earl grey tea while enjoying an audiobook and fishing in Stardew Valley.

Corinne Smith

Hometown

St. Peters, MO

Educational background 

Arkansas Tech University, 2009

  • Master of Science - College Student Personnel

Missouri State University, 2005