Initial Efforts

This phase focuses on determining who should be on the K-12 Team, what can be done in the near-term, and where to begin. Relationships are essential to strengthening public education and the School Liaison Office is the lynchpin between on and off base stakeholders. On base, we are most effective when we work as a team and leverage our diversity. Off base, we must identify key partners, establish trust, and develop common priorities. Only then, can we conduct effective analysis and draft initial plans. Finally, achieving ‘Quick Wins’ helps raise awareness, gain additional support, and strengthen relationships. 


Initial Analyses

  • Key external stakeholders
    • Boards of Education
    • District Superintendents
    • School Principals & Counselors
    • Non-profit organizations
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Challenges 
  • Time, Impact & Control (TIC)

Establishing Relationships

  • Decide on a structure & leadership
  • Build the team:
    • School Liaison Office
    • Child Development Center & Youth Programs
    • Airman & Family Readiness Center
    • Exceptional Family Member Program
    • Relocation Office
    • Personnel & Spouses
  • Outreach to key external stakeholders:
    • Attend public meetings & make office calls
    • Host a summit of key stakeholders

Initial Planning

  • Brainstorm
  • Consult with stakeholders
  • Identify ‘quick wins’ (within 1-year)
  • Prioritize & sequence efforts
  • Improve internal communications
  • Publish & circulate plan

Pursuing 'Quick Wins'

Examples of Success