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Staff Information

Come meet the Upward Bound Staff

The Upward Bound staff consists of three full-time and approximately 20 part-time staff.

The full-time staff consists of:

The part-time staff consists of:

  • Enrichment Teacher and Academic Tutor- Joleesa A. Johnson

  • Joleesa Johnson is an August 2012 graduate of Winthrop University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. During her time at Winthrop she was involved and worked with the Peer Mentoring Program for 3 years. She was also a part of S.O.A.R (Serving Others and Reflecting) where she was on their executive board for a year. She also volunteered quite a bit with a local After-School program. Because of her involvement in guiding and helping others she is in the process of trying to decide whether to pursue her Masters in teaching high school science or becoming a counselor to help high school juniors/ seniors prepare for college and freshman college students adjust to college life. Her ultimate life goal is to build an at-risk youth community center.

    During the years Joleesa spent at Winthrop her passion has turned from helping children and young adults in the medical sense to helping youth succeed and reach their goals. Joleesa is also a product of the TRiO program and admires the program for what they do for students like her. She is a member of Grace Heritage Ministries and lives by her life's motto: "If I can help at least one person along the way, then my living shall not be in vain."


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Lexington Hall, Room 166
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