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MPS annual New Educator Institute helps launch the school year

New MPS TeachersTeachers who are new to MPS are back in class during the week of August 3, 2020. Before they prepare for students to return, new educators are receiving orientation, onboarding, mentoring, classroom tools, and more so they can have a successful school year.

About 100 new teachers are attending five full days of virtual professional development to prepare for their first year in MPS. Each day features a guest speaker including Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Larry Miller, Interim Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jeremiah Holiday, MTEA President Amy Mizialko, James Henderson of Educators Credit Union, and MPS Senior Director of Organizational Development Lonnie Anderson.

Sessions cover a wide range of topics that relate to long-term practices as well as current technology needs, including:

  •  Ambitious Instruction 3.0
  • Building Relationships Through Culturally and Linguistically Responsible Teaching Practices 
  • Instructional Technology and Online Instruction
  • Exploring MPS Digital Library Resources
  • Classroom Management
  • Brain Breaks
  • Mentoring Support
  • Human Resource Supports
  • Best Practice in Assessment
  • Introduction to Special Education

MPS is excited to welcome our new and returning teachers for another exciting school year!


Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

About Milwaukee Public Schools

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:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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