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Teachers bring value to our city so our city is bringing value to teachers.

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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:

  1. Showcasing Milwaukee as a city that appreciates its local educators
  2. Retaining and rewarding talented teachers
  3. Facilitating networks between educators and our community

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us

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)!

Key to the City – Welcome Kit

Please note: These opportunities are available only to individuals who have received their valid 2017-2018 Key to the City.


Milwaukee FilmMilwaukee Film will be offering a limited number of complimentary tickets for Key to the City card holders to a specially selected film festival screening.

Milwaukee Public MuseumShow your Key to the City card and matching photo ID to receive free individual admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum.

United Performing Arts FundUPAF is offering Key to the City card holders 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: Teachtown Flyer 2016-17

Discovery WorldShow your Key to the City card and matching photo ID for free individual admission to the Discovery World.

Milwaukee Art MuseumShow your Key to the City and matching photo ID for free general admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Want even more from the Museum? 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. Call 414-224-3284 for more details.

Milwaukee Public LibraryPresent your Key to the City card to secure a special MPL Teacher Card. This card provides a range of special benefits to teachers.

Historic Milwaukee, Inc.: Key to the City card holders 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.

Stone Creek CoffeePresent your Key to the City card at any Stone Creek Coffee location for a 10% discount on a drink.

Milwaukee BrewersKey to the City card holders will receive offers for free pairs of tickets to designated 2017-2018 season games.

Milwaukee BucksKey to the City card holders will receive an offer for a free pair of tickets to a designated 2017-2018 season game.

Milwaukee AdmiralsKey to the City card holders will receive an offer for free pairs of tickets to designated 2017-18 season games.

Friends of Boerner Botanical GardensUse your Key to the City card for free entrance to the Boerner Botanical Gardens on two designated Key to the City days in 2018.

Bublr BikesKey to the city holders will be able to redeem an extremely discounted annual Bublr bike pass.

UWM Recreation/Klotsche Center: Key to the City holders can use their card for a discounted membership.

Milwaukee County Zoo: Key to the city holders will receive information on free opportunities at the Milwaukee County Zoo

MKE Marathon: Key to the city holders will have a chance to win free race registration, plus exciting discounts.

Cycle Bar: Key to the City card holders will receive information on how to redeem 1 free class, along with other exciting discounts.

The Key to the City card is made possible by the sponsorship of Associated Bank. Check out national discounts for educators!

Why MKE?

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.

Educator Resources:

Teachtown MKE – Education Resource Guide

Educator’s Toolkit to Discover Milwaukee Neighborhoods


Meet MKE

Art, science, cultural & natural history

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Performing arts

Step out into MKE’s different neighborhoods…

Live in MKE

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

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.

Get Started

Are you interested in teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools? Apply or look into teacher vacancies. Would you like to volunteer inside a Milwaukee Public Schools classroom? Learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Want to make a difference with Teach for America in Milwaukee? Apply today! Looking to join City Year Milwaukee? Learn more.