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The GEAR UP staff at the Washington Student Achievement Council serve 26 school districts around the state of Washington.

Marcie Mills, Director, Washington State GEAR UP 

Program Leadership, Oversight, Planning, & Evaluation

360-485-1065 |                   


Dan Ashe, Associate Director, Washington State GEAR UP 

Lead Liaison for School Partnerships, Program Implementation

360-485-1299 |      


Beth Kelly, Assistant Director, College Access and Support

Professional Development, Website Management, Weekly Bulletin, Scholarship Listings, and Resource Development 



Annie Pocklington, Ed.D., Assistant Director, GEAR UP

Summer Camp Lead, Postsecondary Partnership Development, and 7th-Year Transition Program. 

360-485-1064 |  


Christina Winstead, Assistant Director, College Access and Support

12th Year Campaign, FAFSA and WASFA Completion Events and Support, College Application and Admissions Events and Support


Kelly Keeney, Program Manager, GEAR UP

Event Planning Logistics, WSAC Portal Assistance, Data Collection & Reporting Compliance        


Roxanne Encheff, Fiscal and Administrative Specialist, GEAR UP

A19 Reimbursement Process and Match, Expenditure Allowability & Documentation

360-485-1205 |


Feather Wagner, Budget Analyst, GEAR UP & College Access and Support

Contracts, Internal Budget Management/Division Budget Planning, and Tracking

360-485-1994 |