Contact: Shyla Deacon
Ald. Lewis represents Milwaukee’s 9th district
Milwaukee – Today, Shyla Deacon, candidate for MPS School Board Director District 1 issued
the following statement.
“I’m honored to have the support of City of Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis. She has served the residents of Milwaukee with honor and tenacity. I know that with leaders such as Ald. Lewis at city hall, we can address the pressing issues in our community.” commented Shyla Deacon.
“I’ve known Shyla for a long time as someone who is committed to improving education
outcomes in Milwaukee. Her knowledge of education policy will be an important addition to the MPS School Board. I look forward to casting my vote for her in April and would encourage those who live in her district to vote for her.” noted Ald. Chantia Lewis.
Shyla was raised on the northwest side of Milwaukee and has lived in the district for most of my life. She attended Milwaukee Public Schools, including graduating from Vincent High School. She attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and graduated with a undergraduate degree in Educational Policy and Community Studies and masters studies in Cultural Foundations of Education. She is a board member for Next Door Foundation, a former member of the Early Education Task Force for the City of Milwaukee, a member of the State of Wisconsin’s Impact Partner Committee for Children’s Mental Health, Family Engagement and Trauma Recovery, and a Parent Advisory Council member for MPS to increase Montessori options in the District. The election for MPS School Board District 1 is April 2nd, 2019.