Principal: Mr. John Lyons

Site Facilitator: Mrs. Melody Harrington

School Website

School Coordinators:

Melanie Wilson:
Tangi Howard:

Mrs. Melody Harrington

GEAR UP Birmingham Site Facilitator

Phone: 205-821-1386


Twitter: @Mpharrington1

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Melody Harrington has had the privilege of teaching in Birmingham City Schools for over 20 years. She has taught science at both West End and Huffman High Schools. She is a dedicated educator that is fueled by her passion for helping students reach their full potential.

Mrs. Harrington earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama A&M University and her Masters of Education degree from the University of Montevallo. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Miles Law School.

Mrs. Harrington believes that giving back to the community is very important. As an active member of the Junior League of Birmingham, she strives to improve the Birmingham community through her tireless commitment to volunteering. Mrs. Harrington is a lifelong resident of Birmingham where she resides with her husband and two children.

Sydney Bolton

Student Ambassador, 12th grade

My responsibilities as an ambassador: My responsibilities as a GEAR UP ambassador are to promote GEAR UP to all parents, students and all possible participants and to uphold GEAR UP’s expectations and to continually be active in the GEAR UP program.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador: I decided to become a student ambassador because I am aware of all the opportunities that GEAR UP provides for current 9th and 10th graders in Birmingham City Schools. I believe that I am worthy and have the ability to continually endorse the Birmingham GEAR UP program.
A short fun fact about myself: I enjoy traveling.

Tamika Jenkins Bolton

Parent Ambassador

My responsibilities as an ambassador: I promote GEAR UP and inform eligible students and parents of it’s benefits.
Why I decided to become a parent ambassador: I believe in and support GEAR UP’s mission of instilling a college going culture.
A short fun fact about myself: My dream career would be a storm chaser or a wedding/party planner.


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