House of Representatives

Miller Named to State Council for Educational Opportunity for Military Children


1/12/2022 10:25:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Rep. Nicole Miller
Phone: (405) 557-7357

Rep. Nicole Miller (R-Edmond) has been appointed by House Speaker Charles McCall (R-Atoka) to the Oklahoma State Council for Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

The Council coordinates among state governmental agencies, school districts and military installations concerning the state's participation in the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The Commission works to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.

"Children of military families face logistical challenges related to enrollment, eligibility and graduation due to frequent relocations," Miller said. "Moving regularly and starting at new schools, often in the middle of the school year, weigh heavily on students and families. I look forward to continuing to work to aid these important members of our community."

Miller's husband held a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, leading to several relocations and numerous school changes for the family. She previously worked for the Oklahoma National Guard and Oklahoma Dept. of Veterans Affairs before being elected to represent House District 82 in 2018.

"Rep. Miller's professional and personal experience with military families have contributed to her deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by the children of military members," McCall said. "Her expertise will provide valuable insight to the council and help streamline the relocation process for Oklahoma's many military families."

Families eligible for assistance include children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve members on active duty orders, members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year, and members who lost their lives in action.

Her term began Sept. 22, 2021 and will expire June 30, 2024.