Dr. Katrice Cotton

Dr. Katrice Cotton is Chief School Administration Officer for Milwaukee Public Schools.  This office provides 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. 

Dr. Cotton is a native Milwaukeean.  Her formal education was obtained through the Milwaukee Public Schools system, and she is a 1984 graduate from Milwaukee Harold S. Vincent High School.    In 1989, she became a teacher in MPS and worked at John Audubon Middle School where she would also serve as an assistant principal and principal. 

Dr. Cotton has served as a district administrator in various capacities.  She first joined the Office of School Administration in 2008, as an administrative specialist. Her primary responsibilities included overseeing, the day-to-day operations of more than 30 schools, providing support, guidance, and direction to school leaders.

Dr. Cotton received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has two master’s degree: one in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and a master’s degree from Marian University in Educational Leadership.  In 2016, she received a doctorate in education from National Louis University.

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