Students in military families change schools between six and nine times by the time they graduate from high school, according to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA.) Frequent moves and other military-life events, such as deployments, create additional challenges for these students.
However, the right tools and strategies can make all the difference. Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers is designed to inform and inspire parents and teachers, helping them:
>Understand the Seasons of TransitionTM and the storms of military life that impact a student’s education
>Employ key provisions of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
>Create an effective portable Seasons Education Binder
>Work together as a team to support a student from grade to grade and school to school
About the Authors:
Amanda Trimillos, EdD
Amanda is an Air Force spouse, mother, and a teacher with extensive experience teaching military students in the US and overseas. She earned her doctorate at Concordia University Chicago, where she focused her dissertation on the professional development of teachers working with military-connected students
Amanda is a nationally board-certified teacher and a professional development designer in the NBC Teacher Leadership Department of National University, San Diego. She has served as a mentor for the US Department of Education’s “Teach to Lead” trainings, giving voice to teacher leaders throughout the US.
Stacy is an Air Force spouse, writer, mother, and advocate for military spouses and families. As a trainer for the Military Child Education Coalition since 2017, Stacy is a Parent-to-Parent Educator, leading workshops and seminars on many topics related to the education of military-connected students.
Stacy’s passion for military-connected students has led her to many volunteer positions, both stateside and with Department of Defense Education Activity schools overseas, and with multiple Parent Teacher Associations over the last decade.
Stacy is a featured writer for Military Spouse magazine, where she covers parenting topics, and is a guest writer for several national blogs.
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