- Category: Notable Women in Education
- Number of years working in your current industry: 8
- Undergrad degree/university: Alverno College
- Graduate degree/university: Alverno College
Miachelle Harvey is an assistant principal for Rocketship Public School in Milwaukee, part of a national network of elementary schools in underserved communities. She was born and raised on the north side of Milwaukee. Her single father instilled a drive to achieve in Harvey that pushed her through roadblock after roadblock.
It took her nine years, but she graduated college while raising a daughter on her own. Harvey then got her master’s degree and is now on her way to become Dr. Harvey as she works on her doctorate in educational leadership.
Harvey has been balancing the responsibilities of being a parent and an educator throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and has been a role model for all staff navigating the competing priorities of working and parenting during this time.
“Her dedication to the youth of our city doesn’t stop with our school community. Mia was the visionary behind Rocketship Transformation Prep’s news-making ‘Kneel for Nine’ in remembrance of George Floyd,” said Tynetta Oliver, an office manager at Rocketship. “That powerful 8 minutes and 47 seconds of kneeling along a busy street outside of RTP resonated throughout the north side.”
“Mia led the Rocketship Milwaukee community to show our Rocketeers that they matter,” Oliver said.