NXT Gen GEAR UP

NXT GEN GEAR UP 



NXT Generation GEAR UP is a program for the Class of 2024 & Class of 2025. NXT Gen's 
focus is on college and career readiness. Through our program, we aim to equip teachers with resources and professional development; aid families with tools like financial literacy and parent workshops; and instill in students the confidence and skills needed to pursue post-secondary options.

Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Major Projects or Initiatives:

  • Create a Student With a Graduation Goal (SWAGG) movement – it is our goal to ensure every administrator, teacher, faculty, staff, students and parents know what their SWAGG is!
  • Goals:
    • Ensure academic preparedness for post-secondary
    • Increase graduation rate for post-secondary
    • Increase students’/parents’ college knowledge
    • Increase students’/parents’ knowledge and skills, including STEM-Computer Science skills and prepare them to be informed, thoughtful, and productive citizens
  • Provide services that encourage SEL growth for our students


NXT Gen GEAR UP Staff:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the best form of communication is via email. Please click on the name of the person you would like to contact. 

Campus

Position

Name

Extension

Phone #

Cell #/Other 

ISC

Program Director

Jereese Johnson

8438

972.223.6666

214.384.8586

ISC

Program Assistant

Susan Tisza

8413

972.223.6666


ISC

Lead Content Coach

Vacant

8350

972.223.6666

ISC

Family & Fin. Adv.

Nathan Jenkins

8484

972.223.6666

East M.S. - Class of 2025

Site Coordinator

Chanel Truitt

8058

972.223.0690

DeSoto HS Class of 2024 Q-Z

McCowan M.S. - Class of 2025

Site Coordinator

Hadiyah Muhammad

4111

972.274.8090 

DeSoto HS Class of 2024  J-P

West M.S. - Class of 2025

Site Coordinator

Gabrian King

4516

972.230.1820

DeSoto HS  Class of 2024  A- I 


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