First day for new MPS interim superintendent

May 23, 2018

New interim MPS superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley with MPS students.

Dr. Keith P. Posley will officially lead Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school district in Wisconsin, beginning Monday, May 21, 2018, as interim superintendent.

Dr. Posley started his career in MPS in 1990 as a school teacher at Franklin Elementary School. He excelled as a teacher and became an assistant principal, principal and served in various district administrative roles. Dr. Posley most recently was Chief School Administration Officer and was charged with overseeing all 160 MPS schools and their school leaders. The following is a message from the new interim superintendent.

“Dear Members of the MPS Community,

“As I begin my role as interim superintendent for Milwaukee Public Schools, I would like to share my hopes and dreams for our students and how we can work together to make them a reality. The past 28 years of my life have been dedicated to working in MPS in various positions – teacher, principal, and various administrative roles. Most recently, I was Chief School Administration Officer and was charged with overseeing all 160 MPS schools and their school leaders. I am honored to have worked with so many of you, interacted with students, and engaged families and the community-at-large.

“Public education changed my life. It expanded my world. I want all MPS students to have the same opportunities to grow, learn, and excel. I am dedicating myself to that goal. Working together, we can achieve it.

“I am excited to begin my work as interim superintendent. Nothing is more important than the academic success of our young people. I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to make certain all students have access to opportunities that allow them to experience personal and academic success in Milwaukee Public Schools.

“As we commit ourselves to the success of every child, I will be focusing on Five Priorities for Success:

• Increasing academic achievement and accountability
• Improving district and school culture
• Developing our staff
• Ensuring fiscal responsibility and transparency
• Strengthening communication and collaboration

“I will be visiting schools and soliciting feedback to get your thoughts about district strengths, our potential for growth, and opportunities for improvement. Please go to our website at mpsmke. com/feedback and let us know what you think.

“Our children are our future leaders. They deserve every opportunity to be successful. It is our responsibility to make sure every child has the chance to succeed.”

Keith P. Posley, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent of Schools

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