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Office of Innovation & Information

Office of Innovation & Information

InnovationChief Innovation Officer: Tonya Adair
Office Main Phone:  414-475-8407

The Office of Innovation & Information works to accelerate the pace at which MPS identifies, develops, and scales solutions to the district’s most important and persistent challenges. . 

 

The Office of Innovation & Information works to accelerate the pace at which MPS identifies, develops, and scales solutions to the district’s most important and persistent challenges. Composed of four major departments, the office directs the research, promotion, development, and implementation of innovative educational programs and practices while promoting equity for all. Working to build capacity of district and school staff, the office has expanded organizational development to enhance skills of classified and certificated staff through the development of MPS University. Additionally, the office works to increase the effectiveness of the district’s information technology infrastructure, providing advanced services that are optimized and responsive to the needs of students, staff, and families. Finally, while district and school reform continues to be a vital component of the overall strategic plan, the office provides instructional implementation supports and strategies through the Transformation Network, which is made up of eight instructional zones aligned by school specialty.

Department of Innovation Development

  • Acting Director:
  • Marie Thompson
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  • Phone: 414-475-8203
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The Innovation Office directs the research, promotion, development and implementation of innovative educational programs and practices and manages the interface of the innovation function with other central service offices and schools. The office also works to build capacity of district and school staff through strategic partnerships.

Department of Organizational Development

  • Director:
  • April Swick
  • Phone: 414-475-8711
  •  Fax:414-475-8888


The Department of Organizational Development (DOD) ensures that employees are provided the training, professional development, and performance evaluation critical to moving the district work forward to achieve strategic organizational goals. The department ensures that the district prioritizes the most equitable distribution of resources, supports, and opportunities based on greatest need and consists of four program areas: Educator Effectiveness, Equity Access & Opportunity, Professional Training & Professional Development and Induction & Support.

Department of Technology

  • Senior Director:
  • Chad Meyer
  • Phone: 414-475-8660
  • Fax: 414-475-8246

The Department of Technology comprises three departments: Application Development, Technical Services, and School Technology Support. These departments support the Information Technology Strategic Plan mission to promote technological literacy as an essential and basic component of education for all MPS stakeholders

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