Say Hello to your Goal 2 Team: Joey & Madison!

We have some exciting news to share with you this week! Our Goal 2: School Success network is now fully equipped, with two new members joining the Milwaukee Succeeds team! Let me introduce you to Joey Gallagher, who has joined us as the Goal 2 Manager this week and Madison Davis, the Research and Evaluation Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA who will be partnering with Joey within the Goal 2 Network. We’re really happy to have them on our team and bring their expertise to the table as we advance the work within Reading Foundations and 8th-grade math.

Joey has a long list of accomplishments and achievements that make him the perfect fit for his new role. With experience as a special education teacher and many other leadership roles at public and charter schools within Milwaukee, we couldn’t be more thrilled for him to join us in the Goal 2: School Success space. Why is he excited to be joining our team? He says, "I am excited to work with Milwaukee Succeeds to fight for educational equity. My experience working as both a classroom teacher and school administrator was characterized by building authentic relationships with students and families as well as navigating the nuanced school system of Milwaukee. This work also informed the importance of redefining success for our students beyond a single measure and the realization that students require comprehensive support to find success. I look forward to maintaining a student-centric perspective while coordinating and collaborating with leaders around the city to impact change in the educational space at a systems level."

Madison comes to us all the way from Virginia where she completed her BS in Sociology from James Madison University. She was very involved throughout the duration of her college career: founding JMU’s first Sociology club, chairing scholar programs, and leading other important programs and initiatives. She will work closely with Joey to coordinate and manage various projects surrounding 3rd-grade reading, 8th-grade math, and the transition from high school to post-secondary.

She is excited to join the work of Milwaukee Succeeds, and says, “Milwaukee Succeeds provides a space for me to start understanding how to put some theoretical thoughts into action. I pursued Sociology for my undergraduate degree which is the study of where personal biography and societal history intersect, and that the two work in tandem. I want my biography to work towards changing the way things are currently and equal access to quality education is of paramount importance. Milwaukee Succeeds brings people together as a community to make a difference and I’m excited to learn from everyone involved. I believe that the work being done here is something that is extremely valuable and important, and I want to be a part of reaching Milwaukee Succeeds’ goals.Visit us online to learn more about Goal 2: School Success

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