Milwaukee Public Schools
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Milwaukee Board of School Directors Selects Interim Superintendent

Veteran educator Dr. Keith P. Posley to lead district

By - Apr 13th, 2018 01:24 pm
Keith P. Posley. Photo courtesy of MPS.

Keith P. Posley. Photo courtesy of MPS.

MILWAUKEE (March 12, 2018) — Dr. Keith P. Posley, a 27-year veteran of Milwaukee Public Schools, with extensive school-based and district leadership experience, has been named interim Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board is expected to negotiate a contract with Dr. Posley, which plans to be approved on April 17, 2018. The Board is also expected to outline a transition period between Dr. Posley and outgoing Superintendent Darienne Driver.

“Dr. Posley’s leadership and experience make him an exceptional choice for interim superintendent,” said Milwaukee Board of School Directors’ President Mark Sain. “We look forward to working with Dr. Posley to continue our work to improve student achievement.”

Dr. Posley is currently Chief School Administration Officer for Milwaukee Public Schools, providing support, supervision, and accountability for the district’s 160 schools. He has worked in district administration since 2003 and has also worked as a principal, assistant principal and teacher. Dr. Posley was recognized as one of eight exemplary principals by President George W. Bush on the first anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act.

“I appreciate the confidence of the Board in selecting me for this position and look forward to working with them,” Posley stated. “We have challenges ahead as we work together to improve student outcomes, but we are headed in the right direction.” He continued, “My initial focus is on a strong end to the school year, working with the Board to achieve a balanced budget, and making sure there is a strong start to the new school year. I believe reading, math and writing need the intense focus of the entire district. Each child must possess a strong knowledge base in these critical areas.”

Dr. Posley earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and a certificate of Advanced Studies in Administrative Leadership from National Louis University. He received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

Dr. Posley replaces Dr. Darienne Driver, who is leaving the district effective July 6, 2018 to become President and CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2017 earned $63+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

Learn more about MPS by visiting our website. More news is available at mpsmke.com/news.

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