The Team has held weekly Design Sessions since the Fall of 2018, talking over all aspects of Milestone and working toward consensus for each decision we make. Our design is published as the School Plan
I am 14, and I joined this project because of feedback from other students who wanted a change in schools. I hope to make a big change.
I was born and raised in the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela. I am 14, and I joined for fact that I am able to change the way that kids see school.
I am 13, born and brought up in Madison by immigrants parents from India. I am in this project to make a school that prepares us for the future.
I am 13 and I am a part of the facilities and architecture group to better our school environment and see our school flourish!
I am 20 years old, and I have been a community organizer for four years. I joined to contribute a queer, black, and gender nonbinary voice.
I’m 19, very open minded, and a proud Mexican. I want to see a change in the education of students and to help them to get the next step in their lives.
I love sports, I also enjoy helping other people, and my black culture. I really wanted to be apart in this project to take on the black youth's point of view.
I am a 7th grade student in Madison, WI. I have been a design team member since late September and will be attending when it opens next year.
I love teaching democracy and design, and I have had the privilege to do that work in Wisconsin, Vermont, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Mexico.
The Governance Board for our Planning Year (2019-2020) oversees the work of the Design Team and the School Developer, works with our Authorizer at the UW, and helps to raise funds for Milestone. The Board meet monthly, and publish the minutes of our meetings here.
Once Milestone is open, our Governance Board will be elected by a full School Meeting
In the winter and spring of 2020, the Design Team and the Governance Board will recruit, interview, and hire a teaching staff to serve our vision for this democratic school. The Design Team is currently seeking candidates who represent and reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of our youth, and who can empathize and relate to students.
Once hired, the teachers of Milestone will form a Teacher Professional Practice (TPP) – an independent, worker-run cooperative capable of carrying out the School Plan. As a Teacher Powered school, the TPP will be responsible for all aspects of teaching and administration of the school.
Are you an educator interested in getting more information about helping to form the Milestone Teacher Professional Practice? Visit the link below to get in touch with us about partnerships and job opportunities.