Henry T. Gage Middle School

Henry T. Gage Middle School


Welcome to Henry T. Gage Middle School GEAR UP.

Our unique cohort model follows the same group of students for six years, starting their 7th grade year in middle school and all the way up their first year of college. We believe that a college-going culture must begin in middle school so that by high school, students have developed the academic, social and emotional mindset needed to persist through a post-secondary experience.

We serve the classes of 2024-2025 and offer an array of services including workshops, educational field trips, and college advising. You will be able to find us at B-02 supporting students, families, and community. Feel free to stop by our office to get to know what we are all about!

Henry T. Gage Middle School Staff

Our Staff

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] (Contact GEARUP).

  • Daisy Alvizo

    Daisy Alvizo

    Site Coordinator

    • College: University of California, Irvine: BA in Social Science; California State University, Long Beach: Teaching Credential; California State University, Northridge: Master’s Degree and Administrative Credential
    • Favorite Movie: The Notebook
    • Favorite Food: Nachos con carne asada
    • My biggest influence: My family
    • Why you love your job: I love that GEAR UP gives us the opportunity to help students through their childhood journey, from kids to early adulthood. I look forward to helping students realize their full potential and fulfill their dreams of pursuing a college education.
  • Norma Sanchez

    Norma Sanchez

    Academic Counselor

    • College:  California State University, Los Angeles, BA Social Work, Teaching Credential, and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Favorite Movie: Sandlot
    • Favorite Food: Chiles Rellenos
    • My biggest influence: My family.
    • Why I love my job:  I love getting to know my students and having the opportunity to support them by helping them learn the social emotional skills they need to be successful.
  • Kimberly Martinez

    Kimberly Martinez

    Academic Advisor

    • College: University of California, Merced (UCM) BA Sociology/ Social Cultural Anthropology
    • Favorite Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    • Favorite Food: Mexican food, chiles rellenos
    • My biggest influence: My biggest influence are my parents they worked tirelessly to make sure that I was able to stay in school to provide a better future for my family.
    • Why I love my job: I love that I get to give back to the community I grew up in, students like myself, and be a mentor for youth so they can be successful in higher education.