APS Receives Pete Taylor Award

Military Child Seal Shipping MCEC WordmarkPete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award 2017

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Outstanding Service to Military Children Recognized at National Training Seminar

Military Child Education Coalition salutes partnerships between military installations, school districts, colleges, and universities serving military children.

The 2017 recipients of the LTG (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award were recently announced by the Military Child Education Coalition© (MCEC©) at its 19th National Training Seminar in Washington, DC.

The annual award encourages and applauds the outstanding partnerships formed between military installations and school districts that serve military children. Award winners were selected from schools and military installations around the world by MCEC, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, transition, and family separation.

“The Military Child Education Coalition proudly salutes the remarkable difference that these schools, military installations, communities and states are making in the lives of military and veteran-connected children,” said Dr. Mary Keller, MCEC President and CEO. “By collaborating authentically in unique and innovative ways, these military, education, corporate and policy leaders, exemplify the power and promise of partnerships.”

In the Community Partnership K-12 category:

2017 Outstanding Partnership Award: Alamogordo Public Schools & Holloman AFB: A Partnership Committed to Excellence – Holloman Air Force Base; Alamogordo Public Schools; Otero STEM; New Mexico State University-Alamogordo; New Mexico Space Museum; 49th Wing Mission Support Group; 704th Test Group; HAFB School Liaison Office; HAFB STEM; Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility; Emerging Technology Ventures; City of Alamogordo; Alamogordo Police Department; New Mexico Academic Advising Association-New Mexico.

The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award was created in 2004 to recognize the work of former MCEC Chairman Lieutenant General (Ret.) Pete Taylor in assisting military children. The award is designed to foster the sharing of lessons learned and to recognize the long-held belief of General Taylor that “goodness starts at the local level.”

The Military Child Education Coalition serves the children of those who serve us all and encourages efforts that strengthen our military children and ensure opportunities for their quality education.



About the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

The Military Child Education Coalition© (MCEC©) is a 501©(3) global, non-profit organization focused exclusively on the well-being and needs of America’s approximately four million military and veteran-connected children, specifically in the areas of academic opportunity and excellence, school transition, support and developmental needs. The goal is to ensure that every military-connected child grows and thrives through good and challenging times in order to be college, workplace and ultimately, life-ready.

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