Mark Sain is committed to the education of the students of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). He is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee and an MPS graduate of Washington High School. Mr. Sain is President of Milwaukee Public Schools Board of School Directors. He has been a member of the Board since April 2011 and President since April 2016.
Mr. Sain was a Firefighter from 1980 through 2008 when he retired after a stellar career. He held multiple positions, from Firefighter up to Assistant Chief. As the Assistant Chief, he provided leadership to the 1,100 members of the Milwaukee Fire Department. He managed an annual budget of $92 million and was responsible for supervising six bureaus — Administration, Communications, Training, Emergency Medical Services/Special Operations, Equipment Repair/Maintenance, and Firefighting.
Being an active member of the community is something Mr. Sain has continued to do. He has worked with the Helen Bader Foundation’s Homework First Program at Phillis Wheatley School. He has tutored MPS high school students in reading comprehension. He has sat on the advisory committees of the Blood Center of Southeast Wisconsin’s Community Blood Donation Drive Campaign and of Make A Difference of Milwaukee and currently sits on the advisory committee of the Cardinal Stritch University College of Education. He has worked with Marquette University’s Mediation Program. He is also a Trustee of the Milwaukee Public Library.