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Onslow County Schools (OCS) Military Transition Counselor Program
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To establish a system wide transition counseling program for the K-12 military students to assist them in building resilience in transitioning into and out of the school system, dealing with the impact of deployment, and to provide support to families by building partnerships between the installations.





To provide excellence in education through building strong, resilient, and successful students living and learning in the 21st century.





  • Communicate information to allow families to effectively advocatefor their children in the educational setting.


  • Seek to promote and educate the students, parents, community, and schools about the unique needs of military children.


  • Understand and identify barriers to quality education for military dependent children in this area and develop solutions.


  • Foster partnerships with representatives from various service providers who can provide support and assistance for military families and their educational needs.


OCS Military Transition Counselor:



  Kathy H. Askins

Hello and welcome.  I am Kathy H. Askins, and I am a transition counselor for Onslow County Schools.  I am here to assist you and your children with academic and supportive counseling.  As a former high school counselor and teacher, I look forward to working with you to ensure that your child is successful in school.  I will be glad to answer any of your questions when your child is preparing to transfer from one school system to another.  I will gladly assist you with evaluating transcripts, establishing a class schedule based on academic history, or helping to remove barriers that can come along when students transfer.  I believe in effective communication between the parents and the schools and will make transitions as seamless as possible.  It is my pleasure to work collaboratively with schools to address transitions that become a challenge for military students and new students.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.  I will be happy to provide individualized assistance to you and your family.  Thank you for visiting our web page.  It is my priviledge to serve the needs of students, families, teachers, and the needs of our community.  Together we can help your child's transition be a wonderful experience in which he/she will love our school system.


Bachelor of Arts - University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Master's in Counseling - East Carolina University