The Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee is comprised of leadership from nine area institutions  of higher education.


  • Support continuous improvement of PK-12 education in the M7 region by leveraging assets of its 9 institutions with other education stakeholders
  • Through collective impact, address widespread under-achievement in Milwaukee area district charter and choice schools
  • Serve as a dynamic catalyst for reflective educational practice utilizing specific strategies that address Leadership, Efficacy, Advocacy, Reflection and Networking (Project LEARN)
  • Grow EDGM as a solutions-oriented enterprise and connector to human and material resources
  • Serve as a support system and resource for educators in the field with professional development tools to close gaps in student achievement and help build high-performing schools

EDGM Institutions

Guiding Principles

  • A commitment to honest communication
  • To speak with one voice where we have a common position and a common need
  • To view issues from multiple perspectives
  • To respect differences, distinctive programs and needs of individual institutions/ organizations while appreciating that our mutual work is broad and offers greater impact than any individual effort
  • To serve metropolitan Milwaukee learners of all types and ages
  • To use a team approach to problem solving and decisions about initiatives or public statements
  • To use our shared knowledge, investment and accountability practices to drive positive outcomes in PK-12 schooling, drawing on and enhancing the strengths of each institution
  • To recognize that all members of EDGM and partners bring issues that are relevant to the entire group in that they may be the impetus for new public statements or initiatives
Celebrate Teachers & Teaching Banner

Quick Links


Karen Coy-Romano
Project Manager
Phone: (414) 288-5574

Sign up for our mailing list

Get updates on our annual gala and other events from the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee.