With 99.1% of positions filled, MPS seeks 44 teachers primarily in high-need areas

District will be recruiting Saturday at Run Back to School; substitute teachers, paraprofessionals also sought

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools has filled approximately 99.1% of its nearly 5,000 teaching positions as the new school year approaches and the district is seeking to bring that up to 100% by finding 44 highly-qualified teachers, mostly in high-need specialties.

Those areas are in need not only in Milwaukee but also across the state and nation. They include special education, bilingual special education and science. A small number of regular education (kindergarten through 3rd grade) and high school positions also need to be filled.

MPS is also seeking a limited number of paraprofessional educational assistants and approximately 100 substitute teachers.

The district will recruit potential employees at the MPS Run Back to School, which takes place Saturday, August 23 at Wick Playfield, 4929 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208. Recruiters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (The 5K fun run and 1.5-mile walk begin at 9 a.m. with walk-up registration from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) Free parking is available at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208.

“We’re proud to be more than 99% staffed as the school year is set to begin September 2 and we are committed to finding the best and brightest educators for all of our students,” MPS Chief Human Capital Officer Dr. Karen Jackson said. “Educators have the power to make an incredible difference in the lives of children in Milwaukee Public Schools and we invite them to join our team of individuals committed to accelerating student achievement.”

MPS offers a competitive salary and opportunities for professional development and growth. Residency is no longer a condition of employment in the district. Highly-qualified candidates can see open positions and apply online at http://mpsmke.com/careers.

The district’s traditional calendar schools begin September 2.


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:

  • More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million; and
  • MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

Learn more about MPS by visiting http://mpsmke.com/news.