Employee Spotlight - Christine Cormier

Not only is Christine Cormier the School Liaison Officer for the Carlisle Barracks Child and Youth Services, she is a Military Spouse and a mother.

Christine cares deeply about the future of today’s military youth and that is why when an opportunity to connect with the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) presented itself, Christine embraced the opportunity to coordinate the partnership with NMSI, Carlisle Barracks and the Carlisle School District. NMSI is a nonprofit organization, launched in 2007 by top leaders in business, education, and science to transform education in the United States. Their mission is to improve teacher effectiveness and student performance in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
When Mrs. Cormier met Marcus Lingenfelter Senior Vice President, Advancement at National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI), at a School Liaison Officer conference a few years ago. She took it upon herself to approached Mr. Lingenfelter and ask him why the Carlisle Barracks did not have the NMSI program.  After the meeting, Mr. Lingenfelter visited the Carlisle Barracks where Mrs. Cormier put him in touch with the Superintendent of the Carlisle Areas School District.  Partnering and meeting went from that point forward to where the Carlisle Barracks and the Carlisle School Districts were awarded a $600,000 grant over a 3 year period. $300,000 coming from the Department of Defense and another $300,000 from the local community.
With the money the AP teachers in the Carlisle School District will receive the training, over a 3 year period, necessary to teach children so they can successfully compete in today’s global economy. Students and Teachers, who qualify will also receive monetary awards.
Carlisle Barracks is the last war college to get the NMSI program. Without Mrs. Cormier’s coordination and for children future, this may not have come about.
This summer will begin the training for the teachers and in the program will kick-off in the fall with a Kick-Off celebration.

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