The Washington Student Achievement Council - GEAR UP staff serve 27 school districts around the state of Washington.
Weiya Liang, Director
General oversight of program.
Marcie Sample, Associate Director for College Access & Support
General oversight of program. Provides direct support and technical assistance to school districts.
Beth Kelly, Assistant Director for College Access and Support
Leads professional development partnerships. Identifies, develops and distributes program resources and contents. Leads GEAR UP West conference planning.
Katherine Kersten, Communications Specialist
Manages the GEAR UP website, publications, updating of program materials, social media pages, incentives, creates GEAR UP West conference materials and vendor selection.
Kelly Keeney, Program Specialist II
Manages meeting and training logistics. Provides technical assistance to schools for data collection and reporting. Leads registration and logistics planning for GEAR UP West.
Lori Vani, Program Manager
Manages the contract reimbursement process and match documentation.
Christina Winstead, Program Associate for Outreach
Manages the 12th Year Campaign and FAFSA completion portal outreach.