January Newsletter

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Calling All GU-JC School Coordinators...

Please send a letter of application and resumes of 2-3 candidates in each school for the GU-JC School Coordinator Position by Wednesday, January 23rd to Remember that these individuals will need to be people in the GU-JC schools that will receive a supplement and serve as the single point of contact for the schools and school teams. They will work directly with the GU-JC Area Facilitators. We will review the applicants and choose one from each school. Please contact us if you have any questions. Click here to view the full job description.

Construct Your School Team

Please finalize your school team and send the names and positions held by Monday, January 28th to Remember that you should have at least 4 members that include people from the following categories:
    • Administrator
    • Teacher
    • Counselor
    • Parent
    • Community Volunteer

Save the Date... February 4th

Mark your calendars for our Upcoming Kick Off for our School Teams and Area Facilitators. It will be held on Monday, February 4th. Stay tuned for more details.

Updates on Job Searches

The position of GEAR UP Project Director and Administrative Assistant has been filled and we are doing final interviews interviewing for the Financial Manager and Area Facilitators.

A Special Welcome to Our New Project Administrative Assistant

Meet Ms. Julia Mims

Julia Mims is a 2008 graduate from the University of Montevallo. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts with a concentration in Spanish. Since graduating, she began teaching Spanish at East Memorial Christian Academy. While there she also served as the Sponsor for the National Honor Society, the Student Government Association, the Spanish club, La Sociedad Honoría Hispánica and the Marching Band. She is married and works with her husband at their church as youth leaders. They have one son who is seven and a foster son who is 20.

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About Us

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray

Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Cassie Raulston, Dr. Amy Samuels, Dr. Greg Samuels, & Dr. Alvin Taylor

Project Director: Dr. Marsha Savage