Pre-Collegiate Programs Staff

Meet the Pre-Collegiate Programs Staff!

Upward Bound

Whitney Watkins
Program Director of Upward Bound
Kimberly Blaise
Program Coordinator
Rosen Family Center

B.S. University of Pheonix-Business Management, 2005
MBA. Nova Southeastern University-Master in Business Administration, 2018

Kim Blaise will be joining our Pre-Collegiate team as the new Program Coordinator for the Upward Bound Program.  She comes from Orange County Public School where she has dedicated 10 years of teaching, but most recently as the AVID Coordinator at Conway Middle School. She is product of OCPS system and a proud Evans High School alumni determined to return and give back to our community as she inspires the next generation. As an AVID Coordinator she gained her passion to assist students by encouraging students to not only finishing high school but to aim for college as well.

In the classroom she is known for building relationships and motivating the toughest students. She has taught grades 6-12 in Reading and ESOL Endorsed by the FLDOE.  Her experience in the classroom and with the AVID program has given her the wealth of knowledge needed to take our Upward Bound program to the next level.

Julie Brant
Program Assistant
Rosen Family Center

B.A. Rollins College, 1993

Hello! I’m Julie Brant, Program Assistant for Rollins Upward Bound. It has been my pleasure to work for the UB program since 1999. I grew up in the Winter Park-Orlando area and have lived here most of my life. I completed my BA with an English major from the Holt School. My passions are reading, sci-fi and action movies, all kinds of music, and my pets – currently four dogs, a rabbit, two birds and two fish.

Pre-Collegiate Programs
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. - 2758
Winter Park, FL 32789
Upward Bound: 407.646.2282