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District #7 -- Henry Leonard

Henry LeonardHenry Leonard, who was elected April 2021, has been a lifelong resident of the City of Milwaukee for all 63 years of his life.  He has been married for over 43 years to Patricia and has two children and four grandchildren.  His daughter lives in Milwaukee and his grandson attends Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).  His son lives in the Austin, Texas area with his three grand-daughters.  He is a graduate of Milwaukee Hamilton High School, (1976) and Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). 

Director Leonard receive his Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and his Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership and Principal Licensure from Marion College.  A believer in life-long learning, Director Leonard also earned his Special Education license through the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC).  Director Leonard taught in MPS for over 27 years and worked in district administration for several years.  He has been an active member of both the Teamsters Local 200 and the Milwaukee Teacher Education Association (MTEA) as well as countless other community organizations in both labor and social justice actions. (Voces De La Frontera, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, the League of Women Voters, Working Families Party, and Citizen Action). 

For the last six years Director Leonard has worked in advocacy for immigrant rights and empowerment which included teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship to adults.  He has been actively involved with protecting and improving MPS for the sake of its students and families for all of his 27 plus years in the MPS family.

Term Expires: April 2025

Phone: (414) 475-8284

Email: governance@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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