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 #3 Member Bio

Michael Bonds

Michael Bonds, District 3

Michael Bonds has served as a senior fiscal review analyst for the City of Milwaukee, giving him extensive experience in research, public policy analyses and fiscal analyses. He also served as an associate professor in the community education program at UWM. He has particular interest in and knowledge of community development issues, federal grants for community-based organizations and city agencies such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, urban problems and policies, race and ethnicity, history of African-American education, and the distribution of scarce public resources.

Bonds's research interests include community development issues, community problems and urban policies and analysis, public resource distributions, and issues related to African-American education. He earned an M.S. in urban affairs, an M.P.A. in public administration, and a Ph.D. in urban studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Term expires: April 2015
Phone: (414) 475-8284 (Office of Board Governance)