The staff for the Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement includes a mix of internal and external MPS employees with diverse perspectives and experiences.
Pictured (Left to Right): Juan Baez, David Castillo, Paul Moga, Lanelle Ramey
Juan Baez, Ed.D., Director, Black and Latino Male Achievement: An alumnus of Milwaukee's North Division High School, Baez is a former Milwaukee Public Schools principal who led turnaround efforts at both Hopkins-Lloyd Community School and Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School. Most recently, Baez oversaw the district's Educator Effectiveness Program.
Lanelle Ramey, Director, Black and Latino Male Achievement: An alumnus of Riverside University High School, Ramey most recently was Senior Director of programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Through his work, he regularly partnered with Milwaukee Public Schools and MPS Recreation. Ramey is a volunteer committee chair and mentor for MKE Fellows, an organization that supports Black male youth who are heading to college and returning to Milwaukee to work and live.
Paul Moga, Coordinator, Black and Latino Male Achievement: A proud MPS alumnus, Moga is a former English teacher and department chair of Riverside University High School. He most recently served as a Culturally Responsive Teacher Leader for MPS, providing professional development for teachers and administrators in culturally relevant, student-centered classroom practices, emphasizing increased student engagement and celebration of culture. He also served as a member of the district's Equity Commission.
David Castillo, Planning Assistant, Black and Latino Male Achievement: A native of Los Angeles, CA, Castillo most recently worked as a special education teacher at Milwaukee's Pulaski High School, where he also coordinated Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) for the school. In addition, Castillo provided support in developing and leading the school's Freshman Academy. A Teach For America alumnus, Castillo worked this summer training new teachers through Teach For America in Milwaukee's summer training institute.