BENEFITING: Military Child Education Coalition
Over 1.2 million military-connected students in grades K-12 have a school mobility rate three times higher than their civilian classmates do. Today’s military-connected child lives with perpetual challenges presented by frequent moves, parental and sibling deployments, and a host of other life transitions including reintegration and dealing with profoundly changed parents. The well-being of these children depends heavily on a network of supportive adults, trained to identify early signs of emotional and physical change. As the wife of a B-52 pilot and mother of three, Georgette Price knows first hand the challenges military families face, making her the perfect fit for the position of Military Student Transition Consultant.
As the Military Student Transition Consultant, Georgette acts as a first responder at the school level to support the military-connected children in Bossier Parish School System. She plays a pivotal role in establishing collaboration among school systems/local education agencies, public and private youth services, community groups, and installation-based resources. Georgette serves as an advocate for military-connected students and their parents and decreases the turbulence in family life, building resiliency in students so that they can more successfully cope and overcome the distinctive challenges they face and meet their academic goals.