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 #7 Member Bio

Claire Zautke

Director Claire Zautke

Claire Zautke is honored to have been elected as the Milwaukee Board of School Directors' representative for District 7 in April 2013. Claire brings several years of experience in issue- and community-advocacy to this position, in addition to two years' ongoing experience in the administration of local government, working in the office of the County Executive. Claire has worked as a field director, volunteer coordinator, and project consultant for community and faith-based organizations in Milwaukee. She has also worked as an afterschool program instructor for a Milwaukee Public Schools recreational program within District 7.

Born and raised in the community she now represents, as the daughter of a County employee and City of Milwaukee Fireman, Claire set the goal of a career in public service at an early age.

Claire attended the Milwaukee French Immersion School and Samuel Morse School before going on to graduate magna cum laude from Carthage College with a Bachelor's Degree in political science and a minor in French.

Claire believes that attending Milwaukee Public Schools provided her with opportunities that no other schools could and will work hard to ensure that those opportunities always exist for Milwaukee's children.

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