JACKSON-OLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs. Melody Harrington
GEAR UP Birmingham Site Facilitator
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.
Student Ambassador, 11th grade
My responsibilities as an ambassador: I represent GEAR UP in school. I participate with fellow peers to implement more ideas so that we can broaden our future.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador: I want to tell my friends about the program. I took advantage of the camps, ACT prep and math tutoring.
A short fun fact about myself: I’m very silly. I love to make jokes.
My responsibilities as an ambassador: As an ambassador I represent the parent view of GEAR UP. I am the voice so parents can hear first-hand to the opportunities.
Why I decided to become a parent ambassador: I wanted to let everyone know about the wonderful opportunities GEAR UP offers and has personally offered me.
A short fun fact about myself: I can’t dance, but I will get on the floor and jam like no one is watching.