Info session for prospective MPS principals set for Wednesday

MILWAUKEE – Highly-qualified candidates looking to take on a school leadership role in Milwaukee Public Schools are invited to the district’s principal recruitment information session this Wednesday.

MPS expects to hire more than a dozen new principals through the current hiring season.

The session is set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 in the auditorium at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208.

Milwaukee Public Schools has posted a 17-percentage-point gain in its graduation rate between 2000 and 2011; it hosts three of the state’s ten best high schools according to U.S. News and World Report; and a majority of MPS schools are growing student achievement better than or at least roughly as well as the state as a whole according to new state report cards. Milwaukee Public Schools offers a strong curriculum tied to the rigorous Common Core State Standards, which Wisconsin and more than 40 other states have implemented to prepare students for success in college and careers.

“With the strong academic reforms we’ve put in place and our commitment to excellence, we are dedicated to being the employer of choice for the best and brightest educators and support staff for our students,” MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton said.

Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin’s largest school district, serving more than 78,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News and World Report named MPS’ Rufus King International School and Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School the two best high schools in the state and among the 200 best in the country in 2012. In the past year, Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 17 points higher than the rate for 2000.