Henry Tyson, Superintendent of St. Marcus Lutheran School in Milwaukee, shares some of the elements that make St. Marcus successful. For example: time on task. St. Marcus has an extended school day from 8 am to 5 pm, as well as Saturday and summer school. In addition, the teachers and staff extend love and discipline to all students and hold a relentless commitment to quality and excellence in education.
Henry Tyson, a native of Great Britain, moved to the United States in 1990 to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern with a degree in Slavic Studies, Mr. Tyson worked for Habitat for Humanity in Chicago for three years. That job led him to develop an interest in urban education. Having earned a Masters of Education degree from Depaul University, Mr. Tyson worked as a sixth grade teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for one year. Following that, he was employed by the Niles Township Schools where he taught Social Studies to high school students. In 2002, Mr. Tyson moved to Milwaukee to become the Assistant Principal at St. Marcus Lutheran School. Since 2002, Mr. Tyson has served as assistant principal and principal and is currently serving as the Superintendent at St. Marcus. St. Marcus serves 420 students, 85% of whom participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. In addition to his work at St. Marcus, Mr. Tyson serves as the President of the Choice Schools’ Association and on the boards of Wisconsin Lutheran High School and the Sophia’s Heart Foundation.
Quote: “At St. Marcus, every child succeeds. There are no excuses for failure. We believe that every child can be successful and we work tirelessly to equip every child to live up to their God-given potential.”