Her interim position is now permanent: Dr. Darienne Driver is first-ever female superintendent of MPS

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- She's been serving as interim superintendent for Milwaukee Public Schools since Dr. Gregory Thornton announced he had accepted a position as Chief Executive Officer with the Baltimore City Public Schools effective July 1st. Now, MPS has announced Dr. Darienne Driver has been selected as superintendent -- becoming the first-ever female superintendent of MPS.

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 1st.

“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 the children of 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.”

Learn more about Dr. Driver by reading her biography.