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May 21, 2018

Dear MPS Families,

As I begin my role as interim superintendent for Milwaukee Public Schools, I would like to share my hopes and dreams for our young people 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 roles - teacher, principal, administrator, and most recently as Chief School Administration Officer where I oversaw 160 schools and school leaders. Some of you are probably my former students, who are now trusting the care of your children to MPS.

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 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
Families, you are our most important and trusted partners in this journey on behalf of our students. Making sure your children are in school every day, checking their homework, and staying connected to your school are important actions that let your child know school is important.

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 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.


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