PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
With the current state of the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children worldwide have left their, now temporarily-closed, schools to stay in the safety of their homes with their families. Our Airmen and their families have a crucial resource at their fingertips to keep their children utilizing their knowledge over the indefinite break from classes: the 45th Space Wing’s School Liaison.
“I feel that what I do has a positive impact on families because I am here as a resource and advocate for them,” said Clark. “As a parent and part of the military community for over 15 years, I know the challenges that come with the military lifestyle. I want to help families navigate those changes and challenges and provide the best education for a child possible in our local area.”
With the recent introduction of a global pandemic, it’s arguably more important than ever to keep consistent with children’s education and know what resources are available for your military family.
This month falls at such a unique time in history, truly highlighting the resiliency and experiences that our military children go through; therefore we are doing our best to virtually celebrate and recognize these amazing military children. We are sharing that information via emails and social media to reach as many people as possible, since many are working from home. It has proven to be the most effective method for getting parents these resources during this time, said Clark.
Not only have many of our own military members transitioned to teleworking to accomplish the mission, but their children have also moved to a digital learning platform for the time being.
“This is a time to be armed with reliable information, solid and dependable resources, and access to people who are here to listen and assist with the challenge of educating our students and maintaining as much of the workforce as possible, from home,” said Clark. “Some days that means families need to know the right person to speak to at the school district, and other days they simply need someone to talk to and be there to listen to their struggles. My job is to facilitate that open communication and help families know they are not alone by providing the most consistent service that I possibly can during this time.”
For questions regarding education and your military child, contact our School Liaison Officer at Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the Patrick Child and Youth Education Services Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCYES.SLO/.