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 #6 Member Bio

Tatiana Joseph

Director Tatiana Joseph

Dr. Tatiana Joseph, who was elected to the Board in April 2013, is an assistant professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Joseph has been involved in education for a number of years: as an educator, as an educational researcher, and as a mentor. Her research interests include second-language acquisition, bilingual education, first-language maintenance, Latino identity, urban education, and multicultural education.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Joseph is highly involved in service both in and outside of the university. At UWM, she is currently involved with various programs to strengthen the community. Outside of the university, she is committed to maintaining and strengthening her community. She volunteers her time coordinating various community events with different organizations such as Mexican Fiesta. She also assists neighborhood youth with pre-college advising. Finally, Dr. Joseph is an active participant in her neighborhood association.

Dr. Joseph is also a certified Spanish teacher and a native Spanish speaker who was born is San José, Costa Rica. She did her undergraduate work at Marquette University, where she majored in secondary education and Spanish. She also received both a master's degree in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis in bilingual education/ESL, and a Ph.D in urban education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Term expires: April 2017
Phone: (414)475-8284