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Career Fair attracts new teachers to MPS

More than 200 prospective teachers and paraprofessionals attended the MPS Career Fair on Saturday, June 23 at South Division High School. Representatives from every MPS school were in attendance to promote their programs and attract talent. Some attendees were offered onsite interviews and were moved forward in the hiring process.

“We’re excited to offer an excellent benefits package and long-term career opportunities to attract the best and brightest teachers,” said MPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley. “Our goal is to provide Milwaukee children with the best education in the city.”

Positions for teachers and paraprofessionals are still available and can be found on the MPS employment page, along with information about the excellent benefits offered by MPS that include health, dental, and vision insurance, professional development, pension, and tuition reimbursement. MPS is home to seven of the top high schools in Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post.

MPS continues to emphasize staff development under Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley to best serve students in nearly 160 schools across the city. Programs include bilingual education, language immersion, special education, Montessori, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and more. Technical education options in MPS are available in agriculture, automotive, business, construction, culinary arts, engineering, finance, health science, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, marketing, and welding.

Part-time teaching is a new option that offers a great work-life balance for retirees or teachers juggling a family and a career. A limited number of positions are available. MPS offers a track to a teaching license for individuals who meet specific criteria, including those with a bachelor’s degree looking to make a career change.

“We want to make sure we show a path to be a teacher at MPS,” said Himanshu Parikh, MPS Chief Human Resources Officer.

MPS offers a strong support and mentoring system for new teachers as well as pathways for career advancement. Teaching in MPS provides rewarding work among a diverse student body in an urban setting.

“My whole career has been with MPS, and I love working with a diverse group of children,” said Susan Hembrook, a teacher at 95th Street School. “We really are an MPS family.”

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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