GEAR UP Schools

GEAR UP Schools

The Appalachian GEAR UP Partnership grant serves approximately 15,000 students from 10 school districts in Western North Carolina counties. Appalachian GEAR UP strives to create capacity in the districts that changes mindsets around college access and college goingness in a sustainable way. The goal is that the impact of Appalachian GEAR UP will be felt in the districts even after the grant has ended. 

Alleghany County Schools

Clay County Schools

Contact: Mary Cothren
Office: 828-389-9924 x 4317
Cell: 706-897-0984

Graham County Schools

Contact: Francine Williams
Work: 828-479-9830 ext. 3606

Swain County Schools

Contact: Taylor Dodge
Office: 828-488-2152 ext 5256

Wilkes County Schools

Jody Freeman
Office: (336) 651-7049
Cell: (336) 452-8771  

Crystal Edwards

Sarah Whittington

Yancey County Schools