About Teachtown MKE
In Milwaukee, we value our teachers. To prove it, the Greater Milwaukee Committee formed Teachtown MKE at the request of former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton. We are working with local partners to fuel a community dedicated to providing local educators with a warm welcome and continued gratitude. Our goals include:
- Showcasing Milwaukee as a city that appreciates its local educators
- Retaining and rewarding talented teachers
- Facilitating networks between educators and our community
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Be sure to check out the Teachtown MKE 2013-14 Yearbook for all of our first-year accomplishments!
Educators fuel our future.
The least we can do is greet you with a welcome package. The Greater Milwaukee Committee partners with area businesses and representatives to deliver the Key to the City (the “Welcome Kit”). Teachtown MKE educators, click here to check out everything the Key to the City provides (and details on how to redeem)!
Please note: These opportunities are available only to new educators who have received their valid 2016-2017 Key to the City.
FUEL is offering a free 12-month membership ($50 value) to Teachtown educators with their valid promo code.
Milwaukee Film will be offering a limited number of complimentary tickets for Teachtown educators to a specially selected film festival screening.
Milwaukee Public Museum
Show your Key to the City and matching photo ID to receive free individual admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum.
United Performing Arts Fund
UPAF is offering each Teachtown educators the benefits of a SMART CARD. These benefits are typically only offered to UPAF donors at the $100+ level. The SMART CARD offers buy one, get one free tickets, or buy a single ticket at half-off, to one performance for each of the UPAF Member Groups. For more information on SMART CARD benefits, click here.
Show your Key to the City and matching photo ID for free individual admission to the Discovery World.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Show your Key to the City and matching photo ID for free general admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Want even more access? Join as a Family or Dual Member and get free admission for two adults and children 17 & under for 12 months. Members also get free access to MAM After Dark, invitations to Member Preview events, discounts on shopping/dining, and a 1-year subscription to the Member magazine. *Membership Discount for Key to the City holders: Take 20% off a 1-year Family or Dual Membership ($68 instead of $85). Call 414-224-3284 for more details.
Milwaukee Public Library
Present your Key to the City to secure a special MPL Teacher Card. This card provides a range of special benefits to teachers.
Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
Teachtown educators are eligible for discounted first year membership at the 25$ student rate. Membership includes free regularly scheduled walking tours as well as member discounts to special events, guide training classes, lectures, special tours and more.
Skylight Music Theatre
Teachtown educators will receive an offer for complimentary tickets to a specially selected show.
Pabst Theater/Riverside Theater/Turner Hall
Watch your email for the opportunity for free tickets at the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater or Turner Hall.
Stone Creek Coffee
Present your Key to the City at any Stone Creek Coffee location for a 10% discount on a drink.
Teachtown educators will receive an offer for free pairs of tickets to designated fall and spring 2016-2017 season games.
Teachtown educators will receive an offer for a free pair of tickets to a designated 2016-17 season game.
Teachtown educators will receive an offer for free pairs of tickets to designated 2016-17 season games.
Teachtown educators can sign up for a free ticket to a designated 2016-2017 season game, plus an additional ½ price ticket.
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
Use your Key to the City for free entrance to the Boerner Botanical Gardens on two designated Teachtown days in 2017.
UWM Recreation/Klotsche Center
Teachtown MKE educators will receive membership to UWM Recreation/Klotsche Center at the faculty and staff rate (faculty/staff: $310/year; faculty/staff adult family: $232.50/year; UWM graduate, one year discount from date of graduation: $75/semester, $50/summer). To redeem this benefit, present your Key to the City and a matching photo ID at the Klotsche Center.
Milwaukee Zoological Society
Teachtown educators will be offered free opportunities for the Milwaukee County Zoo.
We’re home to thriving art, dining and music scenes, with a number of notable lifestyle awards. Get to know Milwaukee and see why you’ll feel right at home.
- Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
- Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
- Discovery World
- Grohmann Museum
- Haggerty Museum of Art
- Harley-Davidson Museum
- Jewish Museum Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Milwaukee County Historical Society
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Milwaukee Zoo
- Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes)
- Pabst Mansion
- Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum / Charles Allis & Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
- First Stage Children's Theater
- Florentine Opera Company
- Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
- Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
- Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
- Milwaukee Ballet
- Milwaukee Repertory Theater
- Milwaukee Youth Theatre
- Pabst Theater/The Riverside/Turner Hall Ballroom
- The Rave/Eagles Club
- Skylight Music Theatre
- Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
- East Town Association
- Historic Third Ward
- Menomonee Valley Partners
- Milwaukee Downtown
- Westown Association
- Avenues West Association
- Cold Spring Park Neighborhood Association
- Enderis Park Neighborhood
- Historic Concordia Neighbors Inc.
- Martin Drive Neighborhood
- Story Hill Neighborhood
- Valley Park Civic Organization (Piggsville)
- Village of West Milwaukee
- Washington Heights Neighborhood Association
- Washington Park Partners
Making Milwaukee Home
We know that you’ll be looking for a place to call home in Milwaukee! Teachtown MKE and Find My Spot have put together some materials and services that we think will be helpful:
Checkout out our Educator’s Toolkit to Discover Milwaukee Neighborhoods: including moving checklists, useful resources and links, lease signing tips and more!
Plus, a free half hour neighborhood consultation by a Find My Spot neighborhood expert (phone or in-person).
Beyond The Books
Where great teachers connect, great ideas are born. Where great ideas are born, outstanding education thrives. This is your chance to create something outstanding. Submit your biggest, wildest, most audacious idea for cultivating education in your school or classroom. If chosen, Teachtown MKE and our community will make your idea a reality. So think hard. Dream big. Let’s inspire the generation to come. Click here to learn more.
Education for Educators
The Milwaukee area is filled with top tier professional development options for teachers looking to further their own educations.
- Alverno College
- Cardinal Stritch College of Education & Leadership
- Concordia University of Wisconsin
The Greater Milwaukee Committee and its partners are thrilled to have you here. This team is dedicated providing value to local educators by contributing to Teachtown MKE operations and funding and the “New Teachers Welcome Kit.”
- Alverno Presents
- Friends of the Boerner Botanical Gardens
- Discovery World
- Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail (website under construction)
- Historic Milwaukee Inc.
- Milwaukee Admirals
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Milwaukee Wave
- Stone Creek Coffee
- Summerfest Music Festival
- The Pabst/Riverside/Turner
- United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF)
- Urban Ecology Center
- YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
- Zoological Society of Milwaukee
- 88.9 Radio Milwaukee
- ART Milwaukee
- City Year
- Greater Milwaukee Committee
- Helen Bader Foundation
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Teach for America
Media & Press
Education efforts are a big deal. Milwaukee and Teachtown MKE are making headlines.
- Teachtown MKE partner Find My Spot’s efforts to relocate teachers featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Teachtown MKE partner Find My Spot’s efforts to relocate teachers featured in Business Journal
- Milwaukee Public Schools are focused on success — and the future
- Teachtown MKE partner Find My Spot’s efforts to relocate teachers featured in BizTimes
- MPS gears up for influx of young professionals
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