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Outstanding Service to Military Children Recognized at National Conference


July 9, 2012

Coalition salutes partnerships between military installations and school districts serving military children.

HARKER HEIGHTS, TX, July 9, 2012 – The 2012 recipients of the LTG (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™ were announced by the Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®) at its 14th National Training Seminar last week in Grapevine, Texas. 

This annual award encourages and applauds the outstanding partnerships formed between military installations and school districts that serve military children.  Award winners are selected from schools and military installations around the world by MCEC, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the transition and educational issues affecting the highly mobile military child.
MCEC announced the following 2012 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™ winners:
• 2012 Outstanding Partnership Award:  Anchorage School District and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska
• 2012 Recognized Partnership Award:  DoDEA Fort Benning Schools, Fort Benning and Fort Benning Community, Georgia
• 2012 Recognized Partnership Award:  The Monterey School and Military Partnership in Education, California
• 2012 Recognized Individual Program:  Sigsbee Charter School Service Partnership, Florida

The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™ was created in 2004 to recognize the work of former MCEC Chairman Lieutenant General (Ret.) Pete Taylor in assisting the highly mobile military child.  The award is designed to foster the sharing of lessons learned and to recognize the long-held belief of General Taylor that “goodness starts at the local level.”

“MCEC proudly salutes the remarkable difference that these schools and military installations are making in the lives of military children,” said Dr. Mary Keller, executive director of MCEC.  “By partnering in unique and innovative ways, these military and education leaders follow the example set by General Taylor and remind us once again of the impact that we as a community can have on each military child.”

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