President & CEO, Military Child Education Coalition
PsychArmor Institute Educator Advisory Committee Chair
Dr. Mary M. Keller, President, and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) was one of the founders of the organization in 1998, which was created in response to the educational needs of military-connected children and youth. As an area superintendent, school administrator and K-12 as well as higher education professional for over 21 years, Dr. Keller was uniquely positioned to witness the challenges military families faced in times of transition due to moves, deployment or separation.
Earning her doctorate from Texas Tech University, Dr. Keller holds several professional certifications, including superintendency, mid-management supervision, and teacher education as well as a mediation certification from the Texas Bar Association. She is widely regarded as an expert on education issues related to the highly mobile military-connected student and is routinely consulted for research-based findings used to address our military family needs.