Kahri Phelps Okoro
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Kahri Phelps Okoro Announces Her Candidacy for District 5- Milwaukee School Board

 

By - Jan 6th, 2021 09:08 am

Milwaukee- Kahri Phelps Okoro proudly announces her candidacy for District 5 Milwaukee School Board for the upcoming primary on February 16, 2021, and the general election on April 6, 2021.

“Every student should have equal access to an excellent education! As a parent of four, I have faced the tough decision of where to send my children to obtain the best education. So, as a stakeholder in this community, it is my duty to do the same for all children. We live and work in the 5th District. For these reasons, I am running for MPS School Board District #5. I look forward to earning your confidence and vote.”

Kahri Phelps Okoro, 5th District Milwaukee Public School Board candidate is a Milwaukee native. She currently serves as an Operations Manager for Equity Supply Group, a family business. In addition, she serves on the MATC District Board /Board Treasurer. Prior to serving in this capacity, Okoro worked as an MPS RTI reading teacher. Okoro has experience in the areas of secondary education, reading specialist, community collaboration, curriculum & instruction, businesses, and financial literacy.

Okoro served as a reading teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools. During her most recent time as a reading teacher, Okoro had the privilege of serving over 150 youths each year in the Milwaukee community, developing a reading curriculum to build reading skills as well as character and leadership. As a Reading Specialist, Okoro was known for her FAMILY (Foundations and Academic Milestones to Initiate Literate Youth) Literacy Backpacks. She created over 100 topic-specific literacy backpacks with varying reading levels, donated materials, games, and other activities.

Coupled with teaching experience, Okoro has educated the community for over 14 years in the financial industry as a financial advisor as well as in retail banking. Most recently, she graduated from the 2020 Innovate Public Schools Cohort. Okoro has a passion for content specific tutoring, community service, civic engagement opportunities, financial literacy and conflict resolution including restorative practices which were evident during her time as chair for JPMorgan Chase’s UJIMA and BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership Development) Business Resource Group.

Okoro is a proud graduate of Concordia University, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education Broad Field Social Sciences(History). Okoro completed the Compton Teacher certification program at Alverno University. Okoro went on to get a masters in Reading Teacher/Specialist at Concordia University of Wisconsin with her graduate research centered around Family Literacy and the School-to-Prison pipeline. In 2015, Okoro completed her 2nd Master’s degree, an MBA in International Business and Risk Management. Kahri’s experiences and proven track record of success are an immediate result of her life’s choices, victories, education, and success. She has devoted her entire professional career to the advancement of people, in the fight for racial and educational equity and justice.

Learn more about Kahri Phelps Okoro and her campaign on Facebook at Kahri Phelps Okoro For District 5- Milwaukee School Board, and her website can be found at Blueprint4change.com.

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