Personnel File

Wendell Harris

Wendell Harris was born in Arkansas, served in the Air Force, and worked for A.O. Smith for 30 years, where he was on the Executive Board of Smith Steelworkers, DALU 19806, AFL-CIO for eight years.  He retired after the company was sold in 1998 and has since been involved in numerous community efforts to combat crime and drug abuse in the city of Milwaukee.  Mr. Harris also serves as first Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin NAACP.  He and his wife, Rozalia, reside in the Enderis Park Neighborhood of Milwaukee’s North-west Side. The 2nd District covers a large part of the North and West Sides from near Timmerman Field to the much of the Washington Heights and Sherman Park Neighborhoods.  Approximately 75,000 people reside in the District and there are 20 MPS schools, including German and French Immersion Schools, Craig Montessori and the Milwaukee School of Languages.

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Because it opposes the choices of many of its customers.

Mark Sain unanimously elected President, Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Larry Miller unanimously re-elected Vice President, committee assignments announced

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“Johnny Thomas is a leader the people of Milwaukee need,” said Senator Lena Taylor.

MPS Changing How it Handles Charter Schools?

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Superintendent Driver and some school board members want to clarify process.

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Harris changes position, school board okays it, opponents question decision.

MPS Board Will Reconsider Controversial Charter School

MPS Board Will Reconsider Controversial Charter School

School would be run by former head of Teach for America, but board is divided on the issue.

Bonds re-elected as president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Bonds re-elected as president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Miller elected vice president; committee assignments also set after annual organizational meeting

Wendell Harris urges Milwaukee residents to speak for MPS at JFC hearing
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Wendell Harris urges Milwaukee residents to speak for MPS at JFC hearing

I have been encouraging concerned people of Milwaukee to oppose the draconian budget cuts to K-12 public schools and the cuts to the University of Wisconsin system.

School Board candidate Harris opposes Walker’s budget plan
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School Board candidate Harris opposes Walker’s budget plan

He urges public to attend the March 20 Joint Finance Committee hearing at Alverno College

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School Board Members Up for Re-election

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Wendell Harris Files Nomination Papers for Milwaukee Public Schools’ Board of Directors
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Wendell Harris Files Nomination Papers for Milwaukee Public Schools’ Board of Directors

Mr. Harris will face incumbent Director, Jeff Spence, in the Primary and General elections on February 17 and April 7, respectively.