By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 14, 2021 at 12:03 PM

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, who is a career teacher, will visit Milwaukee Public Schools' Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School,  5131 N. Green Bay Ave., on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Biden teaches writing at Northern Virginia Community College and recently returned to in-person teaching.

According to MPS, will meet with staff families from Pratt, as well as with district staff, about "the importance of helping keep students safe as they return to in-person learning."

Dr. Biden also visited Bradley Tech High School in May 2017.

"MPS is proud to showcase one of our high achieving elementary schools in the district, said MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley. "We look forward to sharing our return to in-person learning with the First Lady."

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.