• Meet your College & Career Advisor

    GHS room C229, Tuesday-Thursday

    Phone: 940-665-5528


    Sophie McTyreST
    Sophie has been a TRIO Educational Advisor since January 2010 and has previously served schools in Denton and Wise counties. Ms. McTyre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce. As a first generation college student and TRIO alumna, she understands the obstacles and barriers students face when entering and completing post-secondary education. She primarily works with students completing high school graduation in even-numbered years.  #TRIOworks #GetInvolved
    Contact Sophie:
    smctyre@unt.edu | Phone: (940) 565-2125 | Fax: (940) 565-2089 | Web: trio.unt.edu/ts


    Lauren Burton Ms. Lauren
    Lauren Burton enthusiastically joined the TRIO Talent Search team in November 2011 as a Talent Search advisor to the
    Gainesville Independent School District. She currently works with freshmen and juniors. Prior to working with Talent Search, she was a legislative assistant with Dan Branch, Chair of the House Higher Education Committee. She has also worked with undergraduate students at UT’s Liberal Arts Career Services and with pregnant and parenting teens at the Venture School. She has bachelors degrees in Social Work and Spanish from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, as well as a Master in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School. She is looking forward to partnering with fellow TS Advisor Sophie Thompson to increase the educational attainment of GISD students.
    Contact Lauren: 
    lauren.burton@unt.edu | Phone: (940) 565-4183| Fax: (940) 565-2089 | Web: trio.unt.edu/ts