Military Student Transition Consultant
Due to the unique challenges faced by military families, the Military Student Transition Consultant is available to address your questions and concerns. Your MSTC plays a pivotal role in establishing collaboration among school systems, academic agencies, youth services, community groups, and installation resources.
The MSTC may support Lackland ISD Schools’ parents, students and their families in the following ways:
- Observe, participate and engage in activities with children and youth
- Provide direct interaction with military connected children
- Model behavioral techniques and provide feedback
- Suggest courses of age appropriate behavioral interventions to enhance coping and behavioral skills
- Available for military parents to contact for guidance and support
- Conduct Professional Development training for staff and parents
- Link Families to programs and services
MSTCs may assist military connected parents, military connected children, and centers with the following issues:
- Communication with Lackland ISD
- Accessing Installation Information and Resources
- Assistance with enrollment and registration
- Coordination of resources and support for special education concerns
- Disseminating information to parents, teachers, students, installation, and community members
- Supporting College and Career Readiness
The Military Student Transition Consultant may also work with military children in settings such as after school functions, school athletic/sports events, field trips, and other school sponsored activities.
My name is Juazzelyn Barrera and I am your Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC). I will be serving your students during various transitions as it relates to PCS moves, transfers in and out of the district or simply preparing to transition to the next academic chapter of their lives. I work collaboratively with relevant installation experts and all the academic and social emotional professionals on campus to provide resources and support to students, parents, and district staff. I have a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and I received my MEd in School Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am currently working towards my license in professional counseling.
Prior to serving families at Lackland ISD, I served families as a school counselor at the middle school level in NISD. I taught ELA and reading also at the middle school level, in Killeen ISD. Before that, I served my country as a Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) in the U. S. Army. Throughout my military and civilian experiences, military children and families have always been important to me. Supporting and fostering resiliency within this population of students directly impacts their academic and social and emotional well-being and I am honored to be a part of that.My husband and I have both served in the U.S. Army and our son has expressed an interest to serve as well. We have two kids and a little dog named Rigby. I am well aware of the unique challenges that military families share while transitioning from place to place. I am excited to be your MSTC and look forward to working together with your school liaison officer and district staff to welcome you to Military City, USA!