The Military Child Education Coalition速
A Look Back at 2012
M I L I TA RY C H I L D E D U C AT I O N COA L I T I O N (254) 953-1923 • (254) 953-1925 (fax) 909 Mountain Lion Circle Harker Heights, Texas 76548 info@MilitaryChild.org
To ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
OUR VISION To serve as a model of positive leadership and advocacy for ensuring inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from Chairman and CEO.................... 1 Charter Goals.................................................... 2 Oversight and Review.................................... 3 Board of Directors, Science Advisory Board, National Advisory Committee....................... 4
Dr. Mary M. Keller President and Chief Executive Officer
Lieutenant General (Ret) Lanny Trapp Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Greg Cook Director, Research, Evaluation, and Technology
2012 Unaudited Financial Report................ 7
Stacey Smith, Ph. D.c Lead of Evaluation and Research
2012 Highlights................................................ 8
Dr. Jim D. Prock Director, Fund Development
Professional programs.................................... 9 Membership community............................. 10 Investment Partners........................................11
Shellie Campos, PHR Director, Human Resources and Contracting
Michael Gravens Director, Communications, Marketing and Membership
Cindy Simerly Chief of Marketing
Dr. Sandy Franklin Chief of Curriculum Development
Stayce Parry Chief of Programs and Services
Denise Montana-Graham Chief of Logistics
Juan Garcia, CPA Comptroller
Annette Nelson, J.D. Staff Counsel
Awards and Certifications...........................12
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OUR THOUGHTS In reflection on 2012, we view it as being an incredible time of growth, transition, and most importantly, a year of great achievement. Thanks to the efforts of many friends, members, strategic partners, and dedicated staff and volunteers, we experienced a marked increase in the breadth and depth of our reach and most certainly in having a positive impact on behalf of military-connected children. From continuing to expand our current student and parent programs to extending our training and services to broader military-connected audiences such as the children of our Veterans, the past year was certainly a fulfilling time. Our Growing a Community of Support campaign was a rewarding and empowering affirmation by those who, thanks to their contributions, helped us to provide our programs, training, and services to those we would have not otherwise reached in 2012. We continued to diligently pursue legislation at state and national level that best serves the educational opportunities of military-connected children and youth. Our research talents continued to support military and education stakeholders as well as military families with accurate, evidenced-based information. Our intensified communication efforts in social, digital and printed media greatly extended our reach to tens of thousands of new people. We are proud of the success that the Military Child Education Coalition enjoyed in the past year. We are grateful for the generous contributions made by both financial donors and those who labored on our behalf. Without the loyal commitment of those who care about military-connected children, fulfilling our mission would not be possible. As we look forward to that which we seek to achieve in 2013, we are confident that with continued support of our Coalition community, we will succeed.
General (Ret) Benjamin Griffin, USA Chairman of the Board, Military Child Education Coalition
Dr. Mary M. Keller President and CEO, Military Child Education Coalition
all who serve: rd, Reserve, Coast Guard, or Veteran.
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MCEC GOALS 1
Provide responsive and relevant support programs, resources, and products
Expand the MCEC outreach through engagement, advocacy, and partnerships
Execute a strategic communication plan
MCEC OUTCOMES 1
The educational needs and issues of military-connected children & youth are recognized at the national level and receive appropriate support
Military-connected students thrive and succeed in our education system and become college, career, and life-ready
Military parents are empowered to be informed, proactive supporters and thereby make a positive impact in the academic, social, and emotional needs of their children
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4 BUILD Build a strong, sustainable, and financially sound organization
Education professionals possess the knowledge and skills to identify, reinforce strengths, and respond appropriately to the complex needs of children whose parents serve in our Armed Forces or are Veterans
State and local communities are responsive in supporting military-connected children during times of transition, family separation, or trauma
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The MCEC initiatives and programs are rigorously and
Additionally, our Science Advisory Board, comprised of
consistently evaluated. We continue to design and conduct
20 professionals representing the fields of psychiatry,
research as well as thoughtfully incorporate good science
psychology, medicine, mathematics, research, public policy
into the range of implications for children and youth
and grief & loss specialties provides guidance to the MCEC
regarding academic, social, and emotional issues related
in developing its evidenced-based programs and services.
to the military family.
We have internal quality control systems which consist of
Using external and internal oversight, review, and
continuous evaluation and improvement. Program partici-
evaluation processes, we strive to ensure the integrity of
pants routinely complete evaluations identifying strengths,
all programs and services. Part of the external oversight
weaknesses, and recommendations for improvement.
and review process resides with our 21 member Board of Directors that provides guidance to the MCEC activities.
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2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers General (Ret) Benjamin Griffin, Chairman Dr. William “Bill” Harrison,
2012 SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD
2012 NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Richard M. Lerner, Ph.D.,
The Honorable Carolyn H. Becraft
Colonel Stephen J. Cozza, M.D., USA (Ret), Co-Chair
Douglas Belair General (Ret) and Mrs. B.B. Bell (Katie) Congressman and Mrs. John Carter (Erika)
Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.
Major Jeffrey Bergmann, US Army
General (Ret) Peter Chiarelli
Colonel Ryo Sook Chun, M.D., USA (Ret)
Admiral (Ret) and Mrs. Walter Doran (Ginny)
Major Eric M. Flake, M.D., FAAP, US Air Force
Lea Ann Edwards
David G. Henry,
Sarah Friedman, Ph.D.
General (Ret) and Mrs. Larry R. Ellis (Jean)
Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D.
Lieutenant General (Ret) and Mrs. Phil Ford
Vice Chairman Secretary The Honorable Valerie Baldwin, Vice Chairman
Robert “Bob” Utley, Vice Chairman
Leanne Knobloch Ph.D.
General (Ret) Tommy R. Franks
Major Keith M. Lemmon, M.D., FAAP, US Army
Command Sergeant Major (Ret) and Mrs.
Brigadier General (Ret) Robert “Bob” Gaylord,
Jacqueline V. Lerner, Ph.D.
Ann Masten, Ph.D. Captain Joseph G. McQuade, M.D., US Navy
Members Renee Bostick Beth Chiarelli Barbara Day Hon. Chet Edwards Dawn Goldfein
Ronald S. Palomares, Ph.D. Colonel Rebecca I. Porter, Ph.D., ABPP, US Army Paula K. Rauch, M.D. Patty Shinseki, M.S.
Ed Van Buren Joyce Ward
Members Emeriti Cathy Franks Lieutenant General (Ret) Don Jones Dr. James Mitchell Robert “Bob” Ray Mary Jo Reimer Sandy Schwartz General (Ret) Thomas A. “Tom” Schwartz Lieutenant General (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Zoe Trautman
Heflebower Rear Admiral (Ret) and Mrs. Leendert Hering (Sharon) Lieutenant General William Ingram Major General (Ret) and Mrs. Robert Ivany (Marianne) Gary Knell General (Ret) and Mrs. Leon J. LaPorte (Judy)
BG (Ret) Earl Simms
Hamilton (Patty) Lieutenant General (Ret) Charles R.
Colonel Doug Waldrep, M.D., USA (Ret)
Dr. Rich Lerner
Major General (Ret) and Mrs. Mark R.
General (Ret) and Mrs. James T. Hill (Toni)
William J. Gainey (Cindy)
Patrick H. Tolan, Ph.D.
CSM (Ret) Mark Ripka
Janice Laurence, Ph.D.
We prepare students to be successful in the multiple arenas of academics, relationships, and finding their way in life.
General (Ret) and Mrs. David McKiernan (Carmen) Drayton McLane, Jr. General (Ret) and Mrs. Duncan McNabb (Linda) Lieutenant General (Ret) and Mrs. Thomas Metz (Pam) General (Ret) and Mrs. Richard Myers (Mary Jo) General (Ret) Dennis J. Reimer Matthew Rogers Ali Saadat General (Ret) and Mrs. Henry H. Shelton (Carolyn) Lieutenant General (Ret) Stephen M. Speakes Lieutenant General (Ret) George J. Trautman III Dr. P. Uri Treisman
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MCEC professional development training is researched-based and adheres to accreditation standards. Accreditations and Standards • International Association of Continuing Education and Training • National Board of Certified Counselors • Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012 (UNAUDITED) Assets
Total Net Assets
Property & Equipment (fixed assets)
Total Liabilities and Assets
¢ of every dollar goes back into programs for children
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES & CHANGES IN NET ASSETS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 (UNAUDITED)
Programs & Services
Programs & Services
Contributions & Event
Management & General
Change in Net Assets
Net assets as of Jan 1, 2012
Net assets as of Dec 31, 2012
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MCEC: ADVOCATING FOR CHILDREN, ACCOMPLISHING OUR MISSION. Release of the Education of the Military Child in the 21st Century Report (EMC-21)
A comprehensive MCEC study for the U.S. Army on
gathered distinguished thought-leaders from education,
the impacts of school policies, priorities, processes
military, and community backgrounds in a facilitated
and systems for the education of military-
session to frame and chart a course on what must be
connected children. Special focus on follow-up of
done to support college, career, and life-readiness of
the Secondary Education Transition Study (SETS,
military-connected children and youth. Two identified
2001), unique learning needs, home schooling,
needs were to create a military student data identifier
deployment implications, and the challenges
and a virtual neighborhood education hub.
that National Guard and Reserve Families face concerning the education of their children.
U.S. Education Reform and National Security Report for the Council on Foreign Relations
With support from Deloitte Consulting LLP, the MCEC
National Training Seminar Continuing to remain relevant and meeting the needs of our Coalition, the annual Seminar is a major training event for those who attend. The 2012 Seminar focused on Family, Special Needs, Well-Being, and
MCEC contributions to this report highlighted the
Leadership, with continuing education credit for
educational needs and issues of military-connected
those who participated in the training sessions.
children in the U.S. education system.
Keynote speakers included the Secretary of Defense,
Operation Educate the Educators Under this White House Joining Forces education
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Department of Education, and other senior leaders pertinent to efforts of our Coalition.
initiative, the MCEC and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) signed on over 110 colleges and universities to implement a set of Guiding Principles that will prepare educators in meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of military-connected youth.
Looking Ahead to New Efforts in 2013 and Beyond • GROW our reach and support to the children of our Veterans
Advocacy campaign in support of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
• EXPAND our support for the children
Made possible by a grant from the Bill & Melinda
• CREATE relevant online training for
Gates Foundation, the MCEC sought to inform audiences and garner support through our network of military families & leaders, education
impacted by caregiver needs professionals • CONTRIBUTE efforts towards helping to build the teacher pipeline
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PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The MCEC capacity to deliver real-time, relevant programs and services that meet the needs of students, parents, and professionals is unparalleled. These high quality programs are standards-based and focus on local communities and institutions. The MCEC programs and services are used daily in school districts and in trainings throughout military-connected communities. These services include student and parent programs, professional development, trainings, and events. These are some of our significant outputs in 2012:
Trained 45 new high schools and 58 new middle
schools in our Student 2 Student and Junior Student 2
engagements with 5,163 professionals trained to better
Student programs (student-centered, student-led with
support and have a positive impact on behalf of military-
educator supervision) that enable smooth transitions
connected children. To date, weâ€™ve held 782 institutes
for mobile students and supports academic excellence
with 21,999 attendees benefiting from these events.
while promoting 100% acceptance. A cumulative total of 628 military-connected schools have embraced
Our Military Student Transition Consultants (MSTCs) continue to serve as critical intermediaries for students,
MCEC student programs.
Conducted 199 professional development institutes and
families, and educators in eight school districts across the
Held 1,769 Parent to Parent workshops with 23,435
country. In the past year, they engaged in over 11,000
attendees. Since the beginning, we have held
direct student contacts, 6,000 parent contacts, and
10,191 workshops, with 136,785 parents receiving
with over 9,000 educators on issues associated with
vital parenting lessons about the academic, social,
and emotional issues associated with a military
responders, these professionals proved to be instrumental
in achieving resolution in issues such as transition, academic challenges, and special needs support.
Hosted 63 Tell Me Story events with 6,061 parents and children participating in this program that empowers
As school-based first
Continuing to provide resources and relevant material
children and their parents to open family discussions
to the 116 school districts and over 174,000 educators
on difficult topics such as separation and transitions.
within our Coalition as well as supporting the uncounted
In total, weâ€™ve hosted 283 of these family literacy
requests from others outside the Coalition who also seek to
events, reaching 33,264 family members.
better serve military-connected children and their families.
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THE MCEC COMMUNITY The MCEC is a professional Coalition with a diverse community consisting of public school districts, private schools, colleges & universities, small businesses & corporations, non-profit organizations, military commands and installations, military families, and caring individuals from local communities across our Nation. During the past year, the Coalition enjoyed nearly 56% growth in the individual membership category; 23% growth in business/organization/institution memberships, and a nearly 47% growth in overall membership. Each new addition to our membership strengthens our credibility, voice, and impact. Our community consists of over 35,000 friends and members.
Texas Association of Nonprofits
American Association of Teachers for College Education
The Center for Association Leadership
Armed Forces Services Corporation
International Association of Continuing Education
Points of Light
Association of the United States Army
National Military Families Association
White House Joining Forces
National Guard Association of the United States
American Society of Association Executives
Got Your 6 (GY6)
American Association of School Administrators
Blue Star Families
Society of Human Resource Management
National Math and Science Initiative
Central Texas Human Resource Management
National Parents and Teachers Association
Association of Fundraising Professionals
ZERO TO THREE
Air Force Association
Association for Supervision and
United through Reading
Saint George’s School
Phil Delta Kappa
From the Top
The College Board
The Blue Avocado
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Bob Woodruff Foundation Sid W. Richardson Foundation USAA Foundation
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OUR INVESTMENT PARTNERS Military-connected children serve our Nation in their own way. They experience unique challenges and stresses that come with their familyâ€™s military service. Because of the involvement and support of our investment partners, these children have better stability. They are academically successful. They have positive relationships. They are life-ready. We sincerely appreciate and thank those who support our military-connected children.
Platinum ($100,000 and above)
Bronze ($10,000-$ 24,999) continued
Health Net Nancy Ann Hunt
Diamond ($75,000- $99,999)
LTG (Ret) and Mrs Thomas R. Turner
Gold ($50,000- $74,999)
Serco, Inc. Barclays
Silver ($25,000- $49,999)
Honeywell Aerospace Sid W. Richardson Foundation Bossier Chamber of Commerce Barksdale Forward, Inc. Mark Walsh, GeniusRocket, Inc. 8500 CDC LP
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Combined Federal Campaign
General Dynamics Corporation
Baba-G Productions Cyber Innovation Center, Inc. Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council Ratheon Company Humana Military Healthcare Services TriWest Healthcare Alliance Target Corporation
Bronze ($10,000-$ 24,999) Fluor Foundation Star Supermarket & Discount Pharmacy Committee of One Hundred Hillsborough Education Foundation, Inc. Association of Military Banks of America National Math and Science Initiative The Hunt Companies Exelis, Inc. Microsoft
Friend ($5,000- $9,999) Drayton McLane Jr The Community Foundation DynCorp International DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation, Inc. Association of the United States Army
All gifts are deeply appreciated. Thank you to all our donors! Your contributions make a difference in the lives of military children.
University of Virginia Rolls-Royce, North America Defense Credit Union Council Amazon Web Services Lockheed Martin Corporation Capital Printing Company Warren Wright
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BEST OF CHARITIES The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for the inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING (IACET) IACET is the premier standards-setting entity for continuing education and training, and the organization promotes established standards as a benchmark for quality program delivery. IACET Authorized Providers are considered an elite group of educators dedicated to quality in continuing education and training. As an Authorized Provider, MCECEC processes must follow the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training which have been thoroughly assessed by a third party.
NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFIED COUNSELORS AND AFFILIATES, INC. (NBCC) NBCCâ€™s certification program recognizes counselors who have met predetermined standards in their training, experience and performance on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
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ART CREDITS: Cover Rearview mirror art by Hadleigh, Grade 10 Patch American High School Vaihingen, Germany • U.S. Air Force
Page 3: Father/Daughter art by Tiffany, Grade 7 Ramey School Aguadilla, Puerto Rico • U.S. Air Force National Guard & Reserve
Page 4: Father/Daughter art by Lauryn, Grade 8 Hohenfels Middle High School Hohenfels, Germany • U.S. Army
Page 6: Military Family art by Mattie, Grade 4 Pinehurst Elementary School Pinehurst, NC • U.S. Air Force Airdrop art by Sean, Grade 10 Patch High School Vaihingen, Germany • U.S. Air Force
Page 10: Running art by Michael, Grade 7 Carlisle Barracks Youth Art Carlisle, PA • U.S. National Guard & Reserve
This page: Fireworks art by Ashley, Grade 5 Carlisle Barracks Youth Art Carlisle, PA • U.S. Army
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