Military Families

Seven C’s of Child and Youth Education Services

  • Connecting schools, families and communities to meet the unique needs of PreK-12 military-connected students.
  • Cultivate communication pathways between families, schools, community stakeholders and the military.
  • Customize real-time solutions for military-connected students facing transitional barriers and educational gaps.
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders to build a platform for enhanced educational opportunities and partnerships.
  • Comprehensive professional development for educators to understand the military lifestyle.
  • Construct a network of extensive resources for building resilient communities.
  • Create a system of support for military-connected students experiencing parental deployment or separation.

Installation School Liaison Program

The School Liaison Program aims to connect schools, families, and communities in order to meet the educational needs of the military-connected child.  The goals of the program are to:

  • Promote communication between local K-12 schools, military families, installation and surrounding communities.
  • Promote parental involvement in their children’s education.
  • Identify barriers to academic success.
  • Develop solutions in partnership with local schools and military-connected families to overcome obstacles to successful education and school transition.


Erin Pickard, M.Ed.
School Liaison Officer
Naval Support Activity Panama City
101 Vernon Avenue, Bldg. 126
Panama City Beach, FL. 32407
Cell: 850-238-9830
Fax: 850-234-4334
Web page

Mallory Gross M.Ed
School Liaison Program Manager
445 Suwanne Ave.
Building 662 Rm 247.
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403
Cell: 850-247-5253
Web page:


Military Family Life Counselors are professional licensed clinicians with Masters or Doctorate level education and have experience working with children.

MFLC Roles and Responsibilities

Offer confidential, short-term, and non-medical counseling services to children, parents, faculty, and staff.

Support teachers and administration at their as- signed school.

Work directly with military children/families or an adult impacted by a military child.

Adhere to Duty to Warn protocol.

MFLC’s Are Available To:

Observe, participate, and engage in activities with children and youth.

Provide direct interventions in the classroom set- ting. Model behavioral management techniques and provide feedback to staff.

Suggest courses of age-appropriate behavioral in- terventions to enhance coping and behavioral skills.

Outreach to parents.

Facilitate psychological educational groups. Conduct trainings for staff and parents.

Recommend referrals to military social services and other resources as needed.

Location Contact Name Phone Number
Arnold High School
Leslie Gorman
Bay Haven Elementary
Beverly Brown
Breakfast Point Academy
Michelle Lasater
Callaway Elementary
Christine Kersten
Deane Bozeman
William Wheaton
Deer Point Elementary
Kelly VanHuisen
Hiland Park Elementary
Christine Kersten
Hutchison Beach Elementary
Andrea Harper
Lynn Haven Elementary
Shannon Czajkowski
Merritt Brown Middle School
Lou Ellen Johnson
Mosley High School
Shannon Czaijkowski
Mowat Middle School
Shannon Czaijkowski
North Bay Haven Elementary
Judy Stagg
North Bay Haven Middle & High School
Judy Stagg
Patronis Elementary
Andrea Harper
Rutherford Middle & High School
Megan Knap
Surfside Middle School
Leslie Gorman
Tommy Smith Elementary
Lou Ellen Johnson
Tyndall Elementary
Kristy Fogarty
Tyndall Elementary
Megan Knap
Tyndall Elementary
Tanya Varnum