Principal: Dr. Terrell E. Brown

Site Facilitator: Ms. Waynetta Turner

School Website

School Coordinators:
Alexis Montgomery: amontgomery@bhm.k12.al.us
O’Brian Spann: ospann@bhm.k12.al.us

Ms. Waynetta Turner

GEAR UP Birmingham Site Facilitator

Phone: 205-249-3173

Email: wturner@bhm.k12.al.us

Twitter: @WTurnerAAMU

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Waynetta L. Turner is a skilled facilitator with expertise in science education. She has had the pleasure of serving in the Birmingham City Schools at the middle and high school levels for over 15 years. Never a person for resting on her laurels, Ms. Turner has also served as an adjunct instructor at the post-secondary level. She is driven by the desire to prepare students to reach their greatest potential academically and become caring, responsible citizens.

Ms. Turner earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees at Alabama A & M University. Her lifelong love of learning lead Ms. Turner towards administrative pursuits. She earned her administrative certification and an Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership at UAB.

Ms. Turner is presently completing her doctoral studies at Samford University. She is a native of the Birmingham area. As a staunch believer in service to the community, Ms. Turner is an active member of the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta as well as the Junior League of Birmingham. She resides in the Birmingham area surrounded by the love of her proud parents, six siblings, and a large extended family. Her hobbies include music and world travels.

Ja’Terrius Woods

Student Ambassador, 11th grade

My responsibilities as an ambassador: My responsibility as a student ambassador is to be more social with my peers and encourage other students to take advantage of everything that GEAR UP offers.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador:I want to be a leader in my school and community and experience all the opportunities that GEAR UP offers.
A short fun fact about myself: I like all the Marvel movies with Spiderman as being my favorite.

Joseph Perdue

Parent Ambassador

My responsibilities as an ambassador: My responsibilities as a GEAR UP Parent is to encourage each parent to get involved in GEAR UP services and activities and that each student attends the required sessions, and arrive on time for each activity.
Why I decided to become a parent ambassador: I enjoy volunteering and GEAR UP is a great place to start.
A short fun fact about myself: I love to play sports, especially bowling and I’m currently in two leagues with UBSC.


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