First permanent female superintendent in the district
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds issued the following statement on the Board’s hiring of Dr. Darienne Driver as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools effective October 1, 2014. Dr. Driver had been serving as acting superintendent since July 1.
“We are proud to announce the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has appointed Dr. Darienne Driver as the permanent superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
Dr. Driver will be the first permanent female superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. “Dr. Driver is a visionary, highly-qualified and energetic educator. We are thrilled to have her lead us through this next chapter of MPS.
The board has every confidence that Dr. Driver will continue to lead the district in a positive direction and continue our efforts and commitment to improve outcomes for children of the Milwaukee Public Schools.
“The Board will terminate its superintendent search contract. We have found the best candidate possible.”
Dr. Driver added: “I am deeply appreciative of the Board’s confidence. Working together with the board, administration, schools, students, staff, parents and the community, I truly believe anything is possible.
If we stay focused on our core mission of teaching and learning and putting our students needs first, we will change the face of Milwaukee and the lives of our students and their families.”