EWC GEAR UP Program adds Parent Advisory Board

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Parent Advisory Board members from left to right: Theresa Wilhem-PAB at Glendo Schools, Melisa Wilhoit-PAB at Torrington Schools, Judy Brown, GEAR UP Director, Tori Hunt-PAB at Lingle and Southeast schools.

Parent Advisory Board members from left to right: Theresa Wilhem-PAB at Glendo Schools, Melisa Wilhoit-PAB at Torrington Schools, Judy Brown, GEAR UP Director, Tori Hunt-PAB at Lingle and Southeast schools.

The Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP program has implemented a Parent Advisory Board (PAB) to promote the discussion and development of a shared vision of the educational needs of all EWC GEAR UP students. PAB provides a forum for parents to share their opinions and ideas with each other, the school GEAR UP staff and EWC GEAR UP Director Judy Brown.

PAB is made up of volunteer parent representatives from each EWC GEAR UP school. The PAB will attend GU monthly meetings in the school they represent, and offer assistance, advice and feedback to the EWC GEAR UP staff. PAB will aid the GU staff with monthly meeting, set up, notifications and reminders to parents who have students enrolled in the EWC GEAR UP Program they are welcome to attend.

PAB will attend tutor training each year to become more informed regarding the GEAR UP program in their school.

“I am honored to have these parents as part of the EWC GEAR UP team. Involving parents is a top priority. This helps students, parents and our EWC GEAR UP staff make the strong connection between home and the GEAR UP program”, said GEAR UP Director Judy Brown.

For more information about this program please contact Ms. Brown at 307.532.8269.