Dr. Keith Posley

Dr. Keith P. Posley is interim superintendent for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). As superintendent, Dr. Posley works with the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and district leadership to improve student achievement, engage in effective and efficient operations that make the best use of district resources, and develop opportunities to increase parent and community involvement. 

Dr. Posley was previously the chief school administration officer for MPS.  In that capacity, he focused on providing support, supervision, intervention strategies and accountability systems to schools and school leaders, to ensure that students in all MPS schools have a safe, supportive learning environment and receive effective instruction that supports high student achievement.  He has served as a district administrator in several other capacities over the years including assistant principal, principal, and regional superintendent.  He began his career in 1990 as a physical education teacher at the elementary level.  During his tenure as a principal, he was named one of eight exemplary principals selected by President George W. Bush.

Dr. Posley received his bachelor’s degree from Tougaloo College in Mississippi and his master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He holds a certificate of Advanced Studies in Administrative Leadership and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.

He believes that reading, math and writing in particular, need the intense focus of the entire MPS system.  Dr. Posley states, “I firmly believe each child must possess a strong knowledgebase in these critical areas.”