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Robert (Bob) Peterson Unanimously Elected President, Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Sequanna Taylor Elected Vice President, Committee Assignments Announced

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors unanimously elected Director Bob Peterson to serve as its president for the 2021-2022 Board year. Director Sequanna Taylor will serve as the Board’s vice president. The vote came Tuesday night during the Annual Organizational meeting of the Board.

In an effort to utilize the individual expertise and talents of the members of the Board, President Peterson announced the committee assignments that he has made for the 2021-2022 Board year:

Committee on Accountability, Finance, and Personnel:

Director Herndon, Chair; Director Carr, Vice-Chair; Director O’Halloran, Director Peterson, Director Taylor

Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation:

Director Siemsen, Chair; Director Garcia, Vice-Chair; Director Carr, Director Gokalgandhi, Director Leonard

Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies:

Director Peterson, Chair; Director Gokalgandhi Vice-Chair; Director Leonard, Director Siemsen, Director Taylor

Committee on Parent and Community Engagement:

Director Taylor, Chair; Director O’Halloran, Vice-Chair; Director Carr, Director Leonard, Director Siemsen

Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget:

Director O’Halloran, Chair; Director Leonard, Vice-Chair; Director Carr, Director Garcia, Director Gokalgandhi, Director Herndon, Director Peterson, Director Siemsen, Director Taylor

For more information, call the Office of Board Governance at (414) 475-8284.


Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

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