Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Awards
The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award recognizes successful partnerships and projects that ultimately benefit military-connected children. The Award is given in two areas: K-12 and higher education. Given annually, the K-12 award may represent a single project in which a military installation and one or more school districts participated, or it may be a summation of the entire program between a military installation and the school districts serving an installation. The higher education award highlights and encourages the outstanding teacher preparation programs that include critical information and experience focusing on military-connected children.
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During his tenure as chairman of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Pete Taylor played an important role in the establishment of partnerships between military installations and school districts serving military-connected children. In recognizing Gen. Taylor's dedication and work toward assisting military children, the MCEC Board of Directors established the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award at its annual conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in July 2004.
Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award.
Coalition salutes partnerships between military installations, school districts and higher education serving military children.
The Military Child Education Coalition presented well-deserved awards and recognition to outstanding schools, installations and individual program achievement at this year's National Training Seminar in Washington, DC. The LTG (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award, recognizes successful partnerships and projects benefitting military children, and is given in two areas: K-12 and, new in 2014, higher education. The K-12 award may represent a single project in which a military installation and one or more school districts participated, or it may be a summation of the entire program between a military installation and the school districts serving an installation. The Higher Education Award, recognizing the efforts that exist in our colleges and universities, highlights and encourages the outstanding teacher preparation programs that include critical information and experience focusing on military-connected children.
Outstanding Community Partnership – Paying It Forward – Educating & Inspiring the Next Generation, OK
Enduring partnerships between Fort Sill area schools and the local community have created an optimal educational environment for the Fort Sill family. While there are many long standing community partnerships, the cornerstone union of the Fort Sill community is the Army Partnership with Local Area Schools (APLAS). Through this program, uniformed service members and civilians spend more than 500 hours per month enhancing educational opportunities and providing positive role models for the next generation of leaders
Exemplary Community Partnership – Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Elementary School STEM Initiative and Fort Jackson, SC
During the 2015-2016 school year, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) ushered in the College and Career Readiness Standards in Mathematics (CCRSM). These actions compelled CCP to question and then re-focus on closing the widening gap between the knowledge and skills of our students and the rigorous demands of college and careers. CCP developed a plan for STEM education that partnered with professionals who used their engineering degrees to support the mission of the Army and CCP.
Exemplary Community Partnership – Holloman Air Force Base & Alamogordo Public Schools: A Partnership Committed to Excellence, NM
The partnership between Alamogordo Public Schools (APS) and Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) is one that continues to flourish. While the city of Alamogordo has enjoyed a rich history with HAFB, the pairing of the public schools with USAF personnel and resources is relatively new. In three short years, collaborating with Holloman’s School Liaison Officer, they have created programs that support over 1600 military-connected students in all 15 schools.
Recognized Community Partnership – the Military and School Partnership of Monterey, CA
The Military and School Partnership of Monterey includes a diverse military andcivilian population. Three of the military partners; USAG Presidio of Monterey, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), and NSA Monterey include all U.S. military branches. In addition, Service members from 150 U.S. allied nations around the world attend the Naval Postgraduate School.
Outstanding Individual Project – Mission PREVAIL, TX and AL
Mission PREVAIL! provided students from Meadows Elementary in Texas and Liberty Middle School in Alabama the opportunity to collaborate with each other and soldiers from 2-82 FA, the Adopt-A-School Unit for Meadows Elementary School, in a robotics competition via videoconferencing. They designed, built, and programmed robots to complete tasks within a specific timeframe. This required creativity, problem solving, resiliency, and teamwork.
Higher Education Award
Recognized Community Partnership - Wheelock College Military Center Partnership, MA
The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Partnership Initiative: This partnership works with school districts across the country to recruit militaryconnected students who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Admitted students receive college scholarships, educational counseling, and participate in services offered by the Wheelock Military Center.
Past recipients of the Partnership of Excellence Award: