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Quarles & Brady Executive Director Named to Madison Superintendent’s Teaching and Learning Transition Team

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that its executive director John J. Peterburs has been named a member of Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham's Teaching and Learning Transition Team. He will serve on the Performance-Based Culture and Central Office Structure, and Professional Learning committees.

The eight-member assembly of national and local experts, hand selected by Cheatham, will meet with principals, staff, parents and community members to gather and review a variety of data on school and student performance. The team's goal is to assist the district in identifying the highest-leverage strategies and goals for ensuring every student is college- and career-ready.

"Instruction and leadership are critical components of systematic improvement," said Superintendent Cheatham. "This team of local and national practitioners will join district and school staff in assessing and analyzing strengths, areas of opportunities and priorities for improving teaching and learning in Madison schools."

Peterburs has served as executive director of Quarles & Brady since 1991. He oversees all business and administrative support functions of the firm, including business development, facilities, finance, human resources, information & technology, marketing and office services. He is also active in a variety of community organizations around Milwaukee, including serving as a trustee on the Milwaukee Public Policy Forum, president of the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center and secretary/treasurer of Seeds of Health, Inc. In addition, Peterburs has been secretary to the board and business manager of the Milwaukee Public School System and an adjunct professor at Marquette University, teaching courses in administrative leadership and business management at the graduate level.

Peterburs received his doctoral degree in Education Policy & Leadership from Marquette University, his master's degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Christian Brothers University.

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