Army, DOE strengthen partnership for upcoming school year

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

School Liaison Office
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School Liaison Office

School Liaison Office

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The partnership between the Army and Hawaii’s public schools was recognized at the “Meet and Greet,” here, July 22.

Both entities shared their visions and missions that led to problem-solving conversations.

Dialogue indicated that they’re headed in the right direction to do what is best for the education of military-connected children.

Army attendees included Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and Col. Matthew Kelley, rear deputy commander, 25th Infantry Division, who joined with representatives from U.S. Army Installation Command-Pacific; U.S. Army-Pacific’s Quality of Life; and the garrison’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, including Child, Youth and School Services; and the School Liaison Office.

Representatives from the state Department of Education included Randy Moore, assistant superintendent, School Facilities and Support Services; Patricia Park and Teri Ushijima, superintendents, Central District-Complex Area; and principals from Army-impacted schools.

Mulbury stressed that both the Army and the DOE need to work together and keep lines of communication open so that the relationship between schools and military families is nurtured and enhanced.

“Partnering, sharing, planning and working together will produce positive results,” Park added.

Attendees also stressed that when parents are involved in their child’s education, learning is improved. This involvement also helps students enjoy school, be academically successful and stay on the right track to college and other post-secondary opportunities.

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