Resources for Military Families
SAISD Welcomes Goodfellow Families!
San Angelo ISD is a military-friendly school district, and we welcome all families and personnel from Goodfellow Air Force Base to our city and to our schools. We strive to have an open and supportive relationship with GAFB. To that end, San Angelo ISD has a designated Military Liaison, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan J. Vetter.
Lieutenant Colonel Ryan J. Vetter is the Commander, 17th Communications Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. He leads 170 personnel providing communications and cyber operations support enabling the 17th Training Wing and sister service tenants to produce premier Department of Defense firefighters and joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance professionals. As Military Liaison for San Angelo ISD, Lt. Col. Vetter attends SAISD school board meetings in an advisory capacity.
As part of the Military Child Education Coalition, both Central and Lake View High Schools are equipped with Interactive Counseling Centers (ICCs). These centers allow web-based video conferencing between the sending and receiving schools of military children who are preparing to move to a different school.
SAISD superintendent Dr. Carol Ann Bonds serves on the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Commander's Civic Group. This group brings together influential civilian leaders who receive important information about Air Force and AETC missions and who in turn provide feedback regarding community issues that have the potential to affect those missions. Dr. Bonds is also a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program.
The Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program’s membership is composed of respected community leaders nominated by the Air Force major commands, the National Guard Bureau and Headquarters Air Force.
These unpaid advisors serve three-year terms and provide unfiltered feedback from their communities and invaluable insight on local public opinion on Air Force issues.
If SAISD may be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The following websites may be useful to our military families:
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families - Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies.
SOAR – Student Online Achievement Resources - Tutorial lessons and state specific educational resources for military families
AASA Toolkit: Supporting the Military Child - Guidance for school leaders on meeting the unique educational needs of children whose parents are deployed or in transition.
Military Child Education Coalition - An organization establishing partnerships, support systems and solutions critical to the academic success of K-12 students in highly mobile military families.
Military Impacted Schools Association - A national organization representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children.
Troops to Teachers - A U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
Spouses to Teachers - Spouses to Teachers is a Department of Defense program to assist the spouses of active duty military members and spouses of reservists and Guard personnel in becoming teachers.
TEA Resources for Military Families in Texas - information about Texas schools, graduation requirements, and links to other sites of interest for military families
Free SAT/ACT preparation courses - Through a major initiative, eKnowledge Corp, NFL players, and the Department of Defense are providing Free SAT/ACT test preparation assistance to hundreds of Military Impacted School Districts nationwide. This $200 value is being offered at no charge.