Secretary-Treasurer, Wisconsin Education Association Council
Kim Schroeder is a 4th grade teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools. Originally from Shawano, Kim graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a major in elementary education and a minor in mathematics.
Before being elected WEAC Secretary-Treasurer, Kim served as the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association President. During his term, the MTEA led the efforts to have Milwaukee Public Schools become a Sanctuary District, protecting the rights of undocumented students. The MTEA also become a vital cog in the community, partnering with Black Lives Matter, Voces de la Frontera, the Fight for $15 and a Union, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, Schools and Communities United, and many more groups. Together with these allies, the MTEA was able to defeat an attempted takeover of MPS after it was passed into law, saving the district from being privatized.
As WEAC Secretary Treasurer, Kim is fighting for WEAC members to become empowered in their classrooms and in their union. Through collective action and by working with those in our communities, Kim believes that there is nothing we cannot accomplish and that we have a responsibility to fight for our students and their future. As the states’ largest union, WEAC has the power to affect positive change as we stand up to the forces that want to destroy us, and Kim is committed to organizing our members and managing our resources to make us all successful.
Growing up in a rural area and working and living in an urban area, Kim has seen firsthand how the challenges we all face are similar and that to win, we must all be together.