Posted: May 13, 2021
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — The Military Child Education Coalition® announced today the addition of a Military Parent Advocate Coordinator to the Corpus Christi area.
MPACs serve in critical roles as community leaders and educators who work alongside military-connected parents and families. Mrs. Kim Murphy has been announced as the MPAC lead for the Coastal Bend area.
“We are very excited to welcome Kim to the MCEC family,” said MCEC President and CEO Dr. Becky Porter. “Her experience as a military spouse and mother bring the kind of knowledge, passion, and care that will endear her to the amazing military-connected Corpus Christi community.”
Murphy will champion efforts for Navy, Marine, Army, and Coast Guard families assigned to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and associated tenant unit, at the following school districts:
Paramount to Murphy’s role will be developing and leading no cost, virtual and in-person workshops, on a variety of topics for all ages. Examples of future workshops include: promoting early childhood literacy, topics related to transitions throughout childhood, and college preparation for high schoolers.
Additionally, Murphy will be responsible for effectively communicating and marketing available district, school, and community resources, installation programs, and events to families. She will be a bridge between military-connected families and the local community, while working to enhance the services and resources provided by the installation School Liaison Officer and child and youth programs.
“As you go through the next stage of life with kids, it’s important to have someone there who can relate to your experience and support you through challenging and uncertain times,” said Murphy. “I look forward to being that individual for the families in this area and working alongside everyone to support the children of those who serve us all.”
Murphy is married to Navy Cdr. Chip Murphy who serves as the executive officer for the “Boomers” of Training Squadron (VT) 21, one of five primary training squadrons for the Navy. Together, they have three daughters, twins Morgan and Addison, who are nine, and Reese, who is seven.
About the Military Child Education Coalition:
MCEC® is a 501(c)(3) global nonprofit leadership, service delivery, and advocacy organization. MCEC supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. Learn more about the national advocacy efforts of MCEC at MilitaryChild.org and on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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Please contact the MCEC Director of Marketing and Communications, Rob Frazier, by email, at: Robert.Frazier@MilitaryChild.org for questions about this release.