Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

North Carolina is a proud member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. North Carolina is committed to the education of the children of our military service members while their home is in our state.

The North Carolina State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (state council) was formed to support easing transitions for children of military families as they move between states due to their sponsor’s military service. Frequent moves and deployments are hallmarks of the last decade and more of service in our nation’s military.

North Carolina was the 11th state signatory of the Interstate Compact as it entered into the compact on August 7, 2008.

North Carolina State Council

According to §115C-407.5 Article VIII of North Carolina Statute, the state council is composed of a compact commissioner appointed by the governor, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, a superintendent of a school district with a high concentration of military-connected children, a representative from a military installation, a representative from the House of Representatives, a representative from the Senate. Additionally, a military family education liaison as well as other members may be added to the council with the approval of the council.

Council Members

  • Mr. Mark Johnson, Superintendent of Public Instruction - Chloe Gossage (Superintendent's Designee)
  • Mr. Nickolas Sojka, Commissioner (Executive Branch Appointment)
  • Mr. Donnie Loftis, Chairman (Senate Appointment)
  • Rep. John Szoka (House of Representatives Appointment)
  • Dr. Meghan Doyle, Superintendent, Craven County Schools  
  • Mrs. Jamie Livengood, Military Liaison Counselor- Wayne County Schools

Other Organizations that typically attend and support the state council are:

  • Mrs. Shevelle Godwin & Mrs. Iris Pierce, Fort Bragg School Liaison Office
  • Mrs. Julie Fulton & Mrs. Donna Grady, Camp Lejeune School Liaison Office
  • Mrs. Leafa Palmer, MCAS Cherry Point, School Liaison Office
  • Mr. Joseph Peek, Cumberland County Schools, Military Family & Youth Liaison
  • Mrs. Brittany Norman, Onslow County Schools, Military Liaison Counselor
  • Mrs. Valarie Nasser, Craven County Schools, Military Liaison Counselor
  • Mrs. Rollie Sampson, Moore County Schools, Military Liaison Counselor
  • Mrs. Alice Dean, NCNG Child Programs
  • Mrs. Kelly Jackson, DMVA Family Coordinator
  • Mr. Douglas Taggart, Coordinating Support, NC Troops to Teachers / DPI Military Liaison

2020 State Council Meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the NC State Council – Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143 – 318.12 (b) (2) and S.L. 2020-3, shall hold a special meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The meeting shall be conducted virtually and may be accessed as follows:

Meeting number: 160 080 7883

Password: MYs2Up82jgz

            The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the following items, taking such action as may be necessary, and considering such other matters as may properly come before the Council:


  • Potential impact of the pending changes to the Social Studies Standards and Graduation Requirements. 
  • Clarity needed on the appeals process for families experiencing compact issues 
  • Remote Enrollment - NC Statutes (G.S. 115C-366(a9)) does not appear to apply to retiring members of the military. 
  • Air Force rankings report.
  • Purple Star Award Program update.
  • Remote Attendance Guidance and Options.

The public is invited to attend virtually as described above.

Council Meetings

Meetings are held at different locations depending on availability. Typically, at NC Rural Center or at Department of Public Instruction.

For members of the public interested in attending: Please email: to determine next meeting date and location.