Advisory Board
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Mychael Willon

Mychael is the spouse of an Army retiree and currently resides in Virginia.

His areas of passion are:

  • Supporting military children, especially when it comes to the academic and social challenges of frequent moves/PCSes
  • Helping families navigate EFMP

Mychael is the spouse of a retired Army officer, father, and retired school superintendent. He currently is a stay-at-home dad volunteering in varied roles with PTA and community boards. Prior to his retirement, his entire professional life was centered in education. He retains a keen interest in preparing future educators and working to support our teachers and administrators. His passion continues to be making sure every child has adult advocates in their life to ensure their success, especially children of military families and students with special needs.

In addition to his PTA work, he chairs Virginia’s Special Education Advisory Committee and is on the board of the Williamsburg/James City County Schools Foundation. He is a life member of the University Maryland Alumni Association, the American Numismatic Association, the Association of Teacher Educators, the N.A.A.C.P., the National PTA, the Virginia Middle School Association and the Virginia PTA.

He takes pride in advocating for his children’s needs and keeps them involved in activities that help them appreciate all that our world has to offer. He has seen first-hand the challenges children face as they PCS from duty station to duty station every two to three years. Knowing that academic challenges are only part of the problem, he recognizes that social challenges can be even greater.

Mychael’s husband, Michael, served in the Army for 28 years, with five deployments. They moved to Virginia when Michael PCSed to Ft. Eustis and have stayed in Virginia when Michael completed his last years in the Army between the Pentagon and Ft. Belvoir.

Mychael is child-centered, creative, enthusiastic, a risk-taker, and a self-starter. He is an active volunteer in his community. In his free time, he loves to travel and learn about other cultures and history.

Mr. Willon’s family is at the center of his universe. He takes great pride in his two wonderful sons, Charles and Mychael, and his husband. Mychael’s father, a veteran, now lives with the family and Mychael enjoys taking care of him in his golden years. They currently reside in Williamsburg, Virginia with their dogs, cats, a goose, two ducks, pigeons, chickens, a hedgehog, and – his favorite – seven emus.