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 At-large Member Bio

Terrence Falk

Terry Falk, At-Large

Elected to the Board in 2007 to the 8th-District seat of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, Terry Falk previously had served as an MPS English and speech teacher for more than thirty years. In 1997, he coached Juneau High School to a state debate title, the first ever for an MPS debate team. Falk has also written professionally for magazines such as Milwaukee Magazine, Science, and Wisconsin Trails. His wife, Janet, is an art teacher for a local Catholic school. Both his son and his daughter are graduates of MPS—Juneau High School.

Terry was elected to the Board's at-large seat in April 2011.

Terry believes that education happens in the classroom, not the boardroom, and the policies of this district must be focused on supporting education at the classroom level. That means supporting good teachers, keeping class sizes manageable, and fostering a well rounded education of basics skills, critical thinking, and creativity within a safe and nurturing school environment.

Term expires: April 2015
Telephone: (414)510-9173