F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --
There are many stressors associated with being a parent in the military. The good news is that there is a person here at F.E. Warren who can help eliminate some of that stress.
The Child and Youth Education Services School Liaison, Nancy Warner, is committed to outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that provide solutions to military-connected students pre-kindergarten to grade twelve. These services are provided free of charge to military families.
It is estimated that the average military family moves three times more often than the average non-military family, according to the Department of Defense Education Activity. These frequent moves can cause children to miss out on extracurricular activities and to face challenges in meeting graduation requirements.
“Switching schools can be very difficult,” said Nancy Warner, F. E. Warren School Liaison. “I can provide families a list of the required documents and answer questions that you have to ease your child’s educational move.”
The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) was created to support successful education transitions for military students and their families. The MIC3 program was developed by the Department of Defense, with the assistance of The Council of State Governments.
“All 50 states are members of the compact, which applies to public schools and DoDEA schools kindergarten through twelfth grade,” said Warner. “MIC3 covers children of Active duty members, including the National Guard and Reserves under Active Duty Title 10 orders.”
The Compact will ensure the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children in achieving their educational goals. States participating in the compact work to coordinate graduation requirements, transfer of records and course placement.
To speak to Nancy or if you’re seeking answers to questions concerning her services, call (307) 773-5943.
The School Liaison serves as:
- Expert for Pre-k education on the installation
- Commander’s advisor for educational issues/requirements
- Installation representative for local and state-led educational engagements
- Point of contact for all military child education matters
- Advocate in community for educational needs of military children
- Central role in any planning/coordination force structure changes that impact total number of military connected students
Ms. Warner has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Sociology from Worcester State University, Worcester Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University, Cambridge Massachusetts. She has a passion for offering and supporting educational opportunities for military connected students and utilizing her education and experience to support this critical mission.
Editor’s Note: This will be the part of an ongoing series highlighting individuals and their potentially lesser-known positions and responsibilities on base.