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Deniece Fields is Selected as the New Executive Director of Acelero Learning Milwaukee County

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MILWAUKEE, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deniece Fields has been selected to fill the position of Executive Director for the Acelero Learning Milwaukee County Head Start program.  In this position, Ms. Fields will oversee the program's eight Head Start centers serving more than 800 children and families. For the past four years, Ms. Fields has been the Director of the Young Women's Leadership Charter School (YWLCS) of Chicago and has guided it in preparing and inspiring young women leaders of today and tomorrow.  Under her leadership, YWLCS achieved Adequate Yearly Progress over a three year period, and the school's charter was renewed for another five years with no conditions.  Ms. Fields was recently recognized with the first Principal Achievement Award from the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel, as one of Chicago's 82 principals who are making "exceptional growth."  Only ten high schools and nine charter schools were awarded this honor.

Ms. Fields is a graduate of the Milwaukee Public School System and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Ms. Fields began her career with the Milwaukee Public School system as a middle school English Language Arts teacher and went on to become the National Reading/Writing Curriculum Coordinator for Edison Schools.  She then served as Assistant Principal and Principal of the Confluence Academy Old North Campus in St. Louis for four years, leading a staff of 90 members and over 1,000 students.

Acelero Learning Milwaukee County's Board Chair, Dr. Earnestine Willis, shared, "I am pleased to announce that the Board and Policy Committee have jointly selected Deniece Fields as the new Executive Director of Acelero Learning Milwaukee County.  We are fortunate to bring a world class talent like Deniece back to where she belongs – right here in Wisconsin.  With Deniece's passion for this community and her track record, I have no doubt that she is the leader who will propel us in our efforts to close the achievement gap."

Acelero Learning Co-Founder Henry Wilde declared, "We could not be more excited with Deniece's selection as our Executive Director.  Deniece not only has tremendous experience and insight and leadership skills.  She is deeply committed to ensuring that every child has the same educational opportunities that she did growing up in Milwaukee."

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