GEAR UP Professional Development

A key aspect of the GEAR UP model is building capacity for school reform and improvement through the offering rigorous and sustainable professional development for area educators.

  • Professional Development is FREE to educators or administrators who actively engage with students in grades 6-10.
  • Educators/Administrators must be employed by one of the following districts:  Alleghany, Clay, Graham, Madison, Rutherford, Swain, Wilkes and Yancey.
  • If you are an employee of Ashe, Burke, or Watauga County Schools, you need approval from your district prior to attending