The Milwaukee Board of School Directors is committed to ensuring that the District continues its forward momentum and is prepared to take the steps necessary to ensure that MPS has highly qualified leadership in place at all times. The Board continues to determine direction and to evaluate the performance of Milwaukee Public Schools. The Board is excited about the progress made toward achieving our strategic goals and implementing our initiatives. Together with our current Superintendent, we have constructed a solid foundation upon which we will continue to build.

The Board is always interested in receiving feedback from our community to assist in shaping the vision and goals for the District. As we move forward, we welcome your input regarding which qualities you believe would make a good leader for Milwaukee Public Schools. More formal opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.

For your convenience, a link to submit input has been provided below:

What qualities would you like to see in a new Superintendent?
You may also submit your comments to:The Office of Board GovernancePhone: (414) 475-8284
Milwaukee Public SchoolsTTY: (888) 808-0928
P.O. Box 2181Fax: (414) 475-8071
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2181

Board District #1 Member Bio

Mark Sain

Mark Sain, District 1

Mark is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee who graduated from Washington High School. Mark and his wife, Charlotte, are the proud parents of four adult daughters and the proud grandparents of three grandsons. The eldest grandson is attending Gwen T. Jackson School in MPS.

Mark became a Firefighter in 1980 and retired after a stellar career in 2008. He held multiple positions, from Firefighter up to Assistant Chief. As the Assistant Chief, he provided leadership to the 1,100 members of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Mark managed an annual budget of $92 million and was responsible for supervising six bureaus — Administration, Communications, Training, Emergency Medical Services/Special Operations, Equipment Repair/Maintenance, and Firefighting.

Mark has continued being an active member of the community. He has worked with the Helen Bader Foundation's Homework First Program at Phillis Wheatley School. He has tutored MPS high-school students in reading comprehension. He sits on the Advisory Committees of the Blood Center of Southeast Wisconsin's Community Blood Donation Drive Campaign and Make A Difference of Milwaukee. He has worked with Marquette University's Mediation Program.

Mark is committed to the education of the students of MPS. With the help of parents, teachers, students, and the Milwaukee community, he feels we can make it happen.

Term expires: April 2015
Phone: (414) 614-1774