What is a MSTC:

The Military Student Transition Consultant is a full time highly specialized education professional embedded within the Local Education Agency (LEA) able to support students, parents and school personnel on a daily basis. The MSTC is trained, supported, and managed by the MCEC. 

The MSTC serves as an expert navigator and advocate for military connected students and families, providing a continuum of care from entry to exit

Services Provided:

  • Assistance with your education questions.
  • Assistance with school transitions.
  • Support for special needs student school transitions.
  • Professional Development facilitation for educators on issues surrounding pre-deployments, deployments and transitions.
  • Referrals for installation services and resources.
  • Presentations and Community Network support.

District and Campus Benefit:

  • Expert Point of Contact for transitioning students.
  • Improving school move plans and checklists.
  • Social/emotional and academic resources.
  • Special education transition support.
  • Credit transfer and translation assistance.
  • Solutions for deployment-related concerns.
“Our MSTC has the inside knowledge and ability to assist military children and their families with questions and challenges that civilian school personnel are not previously equipped to handle or necessarily understand.”   -School Principal



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List of Military Student Transition Consultants

Copperas Cove Public Schools - Fort Hood, TX

Pennington Carlton, M.A. Educational Leadership
Phone: 254.547.3440
Click here to download Pennington's brochure

Fairview/Miss Jewell, Hettie Halstead, House Creek, William/Ledger

Junior High
Copperas Cove, SC Lee


Cumberland County Schools - Fort Bragg, NC

Roszella Major-Williams, M.Ed. 
Phone: 910.758.1846
Click here to download Roszella's brochure

Middle School
Southview, Lewis Chapel

High School
E. E. Smith, Westover

Byford Fitzgerald, M.A..
Phone: 910.300.6827
Click here to download Fitz's brochure.(coming soon)

Middle School
Douglas Byrd, Ireland Drive

High School
Douglas Byrd, Seventy-First

Mark Patton, M.A.
Phone: Cell: 910.635.3769 

Click here to download Mark's brochure

Middle School
Westover, Hope Mills

High School
Jack Britt, Southview 

Carlos Swan, MSW
Phone: 910.964.8475
Click here to download Carlos's brochure

Middle School
Max Abbott, Pine Forest, Spring Lake

High School
Pine Forest, Terry Sanford

Falcon 49 Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO

Melissa Dashner, MSW
Phone: 719.495.1149 ext. 1022
Click here to download Melissa's brochure

Elementary School
Evans International, Meridian Ranch, Remington, Ridgeview, Stetson, Woodmen Hills

Middle School
Falcon, Horizon

Charter School
Academy, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy

Rocky Mtn. Classical

Lackland ISD - San Antonio, TX (Lackland AFB)

Kamilah Antoine, M.Ed.
Phone: 210.357.5113
Click here to download Kamilah's brochure.(coming soon)

Virginia Allred Stacey Jr-Sr High School

Muscogee County Schools - Fort Benning, GA

Julie Yerkes, MPH + M.S. Education
Phone: 706.748.3610
Click here to download Julies's brochure

Double Churches, Eagle Ridge Academy, Mathews, Midland, North Columbus

Aaron Kohn, Veteran’s Memorial

Columbus, Northside, Shaw

Norfolk City Public Schools – Norfolk Naval Station, VA

Mesha Hayes, M.Ed.
Department of Assessment, Research & Accountability
Phone:757.628.3850 ext. 21162
Click here to download Mesha's brochure

Camp Allen, Ghent, Granby, Larrymore, Poplar Halls at Fairlawn, Sewells Point, Tarrallton, Taylor


Russell County School District – Fort Benning, GA

Likitca Ligon, M.A.
Phone: 706.321.2244 ext. 7317
Click here to download Likitca's brochure

Mt. Olive Primary School
Mt. Olive Intermediate School
Russell County Middle School
Russell County High School

Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD - San Antonio, TX (Randolph AFB)

Ronnie Williamson,M.S.Ed.
Phone: 210.619.4121

Junior High School

High School
Byron P. Steele

Tina Barber, M.Ed.
Phone: 210.945.6526


Junior High School
Ray D. Corbett

High School
Samuel Clemens High School

Vernon Parish School Board - Fort Polk, LA

Sue Lopez, M.Ed. School Counseling
Phone: 337.239.3464 or 337.404.1693
Click here to download Sue's brochure

Junior High School

High School
Hicks, Leesville, Pickering, Rosepine, Simpson

Terri Whiddon, M.Ed. 
Phone: 337.423.6026
Click here to download Terri's brochure.(coming soon)

Elementary School
Parkway, Pickering

Middle School
Leesville, Vernon

High School
Pickering (7th and 8th Only)

Huntsville City Schools - Huntsville, AL 

Name: Rodney Lawler (5)
Grade:  Providence Elementary
Office Address: 10 Chalkstone Street Huntsville, AL 35806
W: (256)428-7125 ext. 116

Huntsville (6)
Huntsville City Schools

POC: Dr. Cary Grant
W: 256-428-6890

Huntsville (7)
Huntsville City Schools

Name: Lorie Hall
Grade: Challenger MS.
Office Address: 13555 Chaney Thompson Road Huntsville, AL 35803
W: (256) 428-7620

Duval Schools, FL

Name:  Pauline Akauola Andrews
Grade: Military Liaison for the County

Home Address:  15766 Baxter Creek Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
W: 904-390-2650

Hillsborough County Schools, FL

Name:  Alison Hill
Grade:  Lanier Elementary 

School Address: 4704 W. Montgomery Ave.
Tampa, FL  33616
W:  813-272-3060

Okaloosa County School District, FL

Allison Osborn 
Grade: guidance counselor

Florosa Elementary School 

School Address: 1700 Highway 98 West
Mary Esther, FL 32569
Phone: (850) 833-4381

Norfolk Public Schools, VA

Mesha Hayes, M.Ed. (1)
Schools: Camp Allen ES, Sewells Point ES,
Tarrallton ES, Granby ES, Larrimore ES,
Poplar Hills ES, Taylor ES, Ghent ES
Phone: 757.628.2477 (ext. 3042) 

Gail Flanagan (2)
Project Director, Thrive DODEA Grant
Assessment, Research & Accountability
Phone: 757-628-3850 x 21151

Aiken County Public Schools, SC

Sondra B. Thomas
Military Community Liaison

Aiken County Public School District
1000 Brookhaven Drive
Phone: 803-641-2428 Ext. 18043

Contact your MSTC before, during and after your move to ensure a smooth transition.

Tara Gleason, M.Ed.
Program Manager
254.953.1923 ext. 1134

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