GEAR UP Liaisons & Coordinators

Montana GEAR UP partners with 18 middle & high schools to help equip them with the tools necessary to thrive in the world of college and work.

Gear Up Liaisons provide comprehensive mentoring & tutoring services, access to dual enrollment, help with college applications, guidance on financial aid & scholarships, organization of summer programs & internships, and lots more! 

GEAR UP School GEAR UP Liaison Phone
Arlee Public Schools Damon Cordier 406-726-3216 ext: 2305
Box Elder Public Schools Megan Maroney 406-352-4195 ext: 5132
Browning Middle School Nathan Stone 406-338-2725 ext: 4921
Browning High School Melanie Magee 406-338-2745
Hardin Middle School LaDona Yerian 406-665-6343
Hardin High School Lance Olson 406-665-6406
Harlem Public Schools


Hays Lodge Pole Public Schools Paul Condon 406-548-4723
Lame Deer Public Schools Frances Altekruse 406-477-8901 ext: 1217
Libby Public Schools Deanna Malyevac 406-293-8802 ext: 1951
Lodge Grass Public Schools Josh Stewart 406-639-2736
Pryor Public Schools Talitha Goes Ahead 406-259-7329
Rocky Boy Public Schools Cassandra Lamas 406-395-4474 ext: 223
St. Ignatius Public Schools Alan Pule 406-745-3811ext: 265
St. Regis Public Schools Jennifer Pruitt 406-649-2311
Superior Public Schools Toni Labbe  406-822-3600 ext: 117
Thompson Falls Public Schools Penny Beckman 406-827-3593 ext: 7069
Troy Public Schools Kristine Morris 406-295-4520 ext: 2138
Post Secondary Partners GEAR UP Coordinator Phone
Flathead Valley Community College Lauri Berg 406-756-3882 
Montana State University  Judi Haskins 406-994-4374 
Montana State University - Billings Annelise Clark (interim) 406-657-2105
Salish Kootenai College  Terri Cordier 406-75-4711 
University of Montana Mindy May 406-243-2281

College Is Possible

Montana GEAR UP supports schools, students, and their families to increase students’ college and career readiness through academic preparedness, postsecondary planning, and financial aid knowledge so that they may succeed in their education beyond high school. 

Jessica Knapp
Programs like GEAR UP provide students the opportunity, resources, and confidence to apply to and attend college.
Jessica Knapp
GEAR UP Liaison