Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver is leaving for a job in Michigan, having been been named president and CEO of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
It will be a homecoming for Driver, who started her education career working as an elementary teacher in Detroit Public Schools and later attended the University of Michigan to earn her masters in curriculum development. United Way for Southeastern Michigan announced her hiring in a Tweet on Tuesday.
Big announcement! We are thrilled to share that Dr. Darienne Driver, current superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, will serve as our new CEO!
— United Way SEM (@UnitedWaySEM) April 3, 2018
Driver’s last day as Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools will be July 6.
“This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to use the power of collective impact and equity to improve the lives of young people, their families and the communities in which they live,” Driver said in a statement. “Many of you may not know of the work I have been engaged in for the last four years with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, I chair the volunteer engagement committee and serve as the Season of Caring Champion for Volunteer Engagement in the Campaign Cabinet. I am excited to return to Detroit, where I began my professional career as a teacher, and to play a role in the rebirth of this great American city.”