Ensure a pipeline of talented educators & school leaders
One of the biggest barriers to school quality and school expansion is a shortage of excellent school leaders and a shortage of teaching talent, especially in hard-to-fill subject areas. MMAC supports a number of organizations that are helping to address this gap.
MMAC is an original member of Schools That Can Milwaukee, staff holds a board seat and contributes to the mission of STCM (providing coaching and leadership development for its member and partner schools). STCM impacts 16,600 kids through its support of 210 school leaders at 42 district, charter and Choice schools. STCM also helps to recruit and grow school leadership talent for Milwaukee’s K-12 education system, working with public, private and charter schools. Highlights include:
- Awarding $2M over the next two years to help member schools expand their capacity.
- STCM schools exceeded local averages in every category of the new Wisconsin School Report Card System, with results showing STCM schools move students farther and faster than a typical school anywhere in the state.
- Placement of 31 school leaders over the past two years, with retention significantly outpacing national rates for high-poverty schools.
- Exposing school leaders to cross-sector best practices in Milwaukee and across the country through high-quality school visits.
MMAC staff serves on the board of Teach for America, helping to raise $4.2M annually to carry out its goal of proving non-traditional quality teachers for the City of Milwaukee. MMAC has championed $1M in state funding each biennium. Currently, TFA has 127 corps members (first and second year teachers) with 42% being members of color. Students of TFA corps members saw an average academic growth of 1.3 years during the course of their school year. The TFA impact also includes:
- 250 alumni in Milwaukee (this includes alumni living in Milwaukee and the immediate surrounding suburbs), 450 alumni in the state of WI
- 80% of most recent alumni are still in education and direct support 1/3 of TFA’s aggregate 15,000 students
- 300 alumni in education, 175 in classrooms, 45 school leaders, 3 running non-profits and schools
Questions or comments? Contact Andrew Davis at 414/287-4141.