By Press Release Submitted to Published Apr 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Members of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association elected a new president and vice president in a biennial election that ended Friday. Kim Schroeder, a fourth grade teacher on release to the MTEA who is currently serving as vice president, was elected president. Amy Mizialko, an MPS special education teacher on release to the MTEA as Teaching and Learning Director, was elected vice president. Both Schroeder and Mizialko ran unopposed. Schroeder will replace outgoing MTEA president Bob Peterson, who served two terms as president, the maximum allowed under the MTEA constitution.

Ingrid Walker-Henry, a teacher at Auer Avenue School, was re-elected secretary of the MTEA, and Dorothy Hancock was re-elected as treasurer.

President-elect Schroeder said: "I’m proud to represent and serve thousands of hard-working, dedicated educators in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Under my leadership, our union will continue to fight for the best possible teaching and learning conditions for students and educators. We will demand adequate funding from the state of Wisconsin for the public schools our students deserve and depend on every day. We will fight to reduce standardized testing and bring back student-centered learning, and we will unabashedly fight to defend worker rights and for fair compensation for our members."

The newly elected leaders take office on June 3, 2015.