Our Team

Meet the team behind OnTrack Greenville

Edward_Anderson.jpgDr. Edward Anderson, Executive Director

As Executive Director of OnTrack Greenville, Dr. Edward Anderson oversees the strategic direction and plans for OnTrack Greenville. The evidence-based program works to strengthen students and instill resilience with improved academic and behavioral achievement, create a positive culture change in schools, and be a model, driver and influencer of larger community evolution.

Prior to joining United Way, Anderson served as the principal of Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville. During his tenure there, Anderson worked closely with OnTrack Greenville to improve academic achievement, increase attendance and reduce disciplinary referrals. He also helped establish a schoolwide rebranding with the tagline, “It Takes a Village.”

Over the course of his principalship, he has been the recipient of the Urban League’s Talented Tenth Award and the Xanthene Norris Educational Achievement Award, served on a number of panels and presented at regional conferences, and led Tanglewood to receive the 2020 Upstate Diversity Leadership Award.

Anderson, a native of Greenville, holds an elementary and secondary endorsement in principalship, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership and technology. He currently serves on the board of directors for the SC Children’s Trust, aimed at preventing child abuse, neglect, and injury.

Taylor_Dockter.jpgTaylor Dockter, Project Director

As the Project Director, Taylor Dockter oversees grants, manages the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant partnerships, and guides evaluation plans supported through external evaluators. Ensuring continuity of evaluation efforts and communicating evaluation results is key to supporting the future of OnTrack. The FSCS grant acquired in 2020 has opened opportunities to deepen both the work and evaluation of OnTrack Greenville to support data-driven strategies.

Prior to joining OnTrack Greenville, Dockter oversaw Impact Spartanburg, a community coalition addressing adolescent substance use, worked on local policy, and partnered with school districts on prevention education. As a certified Senior Prevention Specialist, Dockter is adept at translating data and research findings into application for the general public. In addition to working in substance use prevention, her public health prevention experience includes teen pregnancy, teen dating violence, and suicide prevention. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Georgia with a bachelor’s in Psychology, master’s in Public Administration, master’s in Human Development, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management. 

Gina Bridges, Family Support Specialist

As Family Support Specialist, Gina Bridges serves as a bilingual liaison and build relationships between families, students, community organizations, and participating OnTrack schools, including Carolina High School & Academy, Berea High School,  Berea Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, Tanglewood Middle School and Greenville Early College.

Before joining OnTrack, Bridges managed volunteer coordination and provision of direct human services to immigrants and refugees seeking self-sufficiency at FIRN, Inc., based in Columbia, MD. She served as Program Coordinator with FASTStart at the Pennsylvania State University’s Paul Robeson Cultural Center, and as a Teacher and Vocational Guidance Counselor at a men’s medium security state correctional institution. She holds dual Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Spanish from Lock Haven University. Ms. Bridges is a board member for Upstate Circle of Friends.