Inaugural BizTimes Media education event seeks to inspire business leaders to support high-performing schools in Milwaukee

Emerald Collier is a seventh- and eighth-grade lead teacher at HOPE Christian Schools’ Fidelis campus.
Emerald Collier is a seventh- and eighth-grade lead teacher at HOPE Christian Schools’ Fidelis campus. Credit: Center for Urban Teaching

Last updated on February 3rd, 2023 at 01:13 pm

BizTimes Media will host its first-ever Milwaukee Education Spotlight event on Feb. 23, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, to provide information about high-performing schools in Milwaukee and what can be done to support them and provide more students in the city with opportunities to receive a high-quality education.

The event will introduce and connect high-performing schools in Milwaukee and their leaders with the broader business community in the region. It will feature education and business leaders and schools that are having success across education sectors. They will share insights about what works, existing challenges and how businesses can become more involved.

Topics discussed will include: academic performance, board development, employer partnerships, funding, teacher development, trades & stem, volunteers, tutors, and choice, charter and high performing Milwaukee Public Schools.

Speakers will include:

  • Abby Andrietsch, president and CEO, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
  • Bruce Arnold, partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Krysta DeBoer, executive director, Center For Urban Teaching
  • Brittany Kinser, president/executive director, City Forward Collective
  • Anthony McHenry, CEO, Milwaukee Academy of Science
  • Michelle Morris-Carter, principal, Golda Meir School
  • Robb Rauh, CEO, Milwaukee College Prep
  • Andrea Roberts, program administrator, GPS Education Partners

“The goal of the Milwaukee Education Spotlight event is to inform our business community about what success looks like in high performing schools and inspire them to get involved and take action,” said BizTimes Media publisher Dan Meyer. “Our readers are business owners and decision makers and they are all concerned about our future workforce. This event will provide our attendees the opportunity to meet and network with high performing school and board leaders to learn more about how they can get involved in being a part of the workforce solution.”

The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. Click here to register.

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