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 #5 Member Bio

Larry Miller

Larry Miller, District 5

Larry Miller is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and National Louis University. His undergraduate degree is in education, history, and political science; his masters' degree is in education leadership. Larry taught high school in MPS for 16 years and was an administrator for two years. Larry is an adjunct for the Marquette College of Education, teaching Schooling in a Diverse Society.

As a high-school teacher, Larry taught U.S. history, citizenship, world geography, world history, economics, political science, photography, video production, and physical science. He spent a number of his summers doing historical research to be able to enhance his teaching. This included spending the Summer of 1998 with the National Endowment for the Humanities at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., studying the Civil War and Reconstruction as part of a cohort reviewing primary documents.

Larry Miller is an editor of Rethinking Schools. Since its founding, Rethinking Schools has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials. Most important, it remains firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race.

Both of Larry's children, Nathaniel and Craig Miller, are MPS graduates. His wife of 38 years is Ellen Bravo.

Term expires: April 2017
Telephone: (414)469-9319