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Maurice Thomas

About Maurice Thomas

Richie sits down with Founder & Executive Director of Milwaukee Excellence, Maurice Thomas. Tune in to hear how Maurice is helping to better our education system and prepare students for success.

Topics Covered
  • Maurice's backstory
  • Why he started MKE Excellence
  • What his hopes and plans are for the future of the school
Bio

Maurice Thomas is a native of Milwaukee born and raised on the city's north side. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Rufus King High School and the University of Wisconsin - Madison. At the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he earned degrees in Political Science, Theatre, and a certificate in Women’s Studies. As a 2008 Teach For America corps member, Mr. Thomas taught 11th-grade history in Atlanta, GA. He worked relentlessly with faculty members, families, and students to lead many of his high school juniors and seniors to be the first in their family to attend college. In 2010, Mr. Thomas was selected as the national Teach For America Teacher of the Year.  From August 2011 to July 2014, Mr. Thomas worked as the Executive Director of Teach For America – Milwaukee. He recently completed the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship culminating in the charter approval of Milwaukee Excellence.