I am D’Landric Winzer. I attend Miles College in Birmingham, AL where I major in Early Childhood Education. In this past 2015-16 school year I earned a grade point average of 3.0 for the Fall and Spring semesters. I have a great connection with younger children and I want to make sure that they have a positive, and caring figure in the classroom, especially young males of color. Transferring from a HBCU like Clark Atlanta to Miles was an eye opener. It allowed me to see who I am, and who I could potentially be as a young man. I did well academically, but I also have an interest in sports. I played basketball for my High School at Holy Redeemer (Young Coggs Prep), but once I graduated things changed in my life and it steered me away from the game of basketball. Now that I’ve regained focus, I was presented the opportunity to play on the Men’s Basketball team in the Fall (2016-17) school year for Miles.
Milwaukee Public Schools has allowed me to be an intern this summer, and I am grateful for the opportunity. In the Department of Business, Community & Family Partnerships (under the Office of the Chief of Staff), I focus on Alumni engagement with the Milwaukee Public Schools. I’ve helped create an Alumni database, promote Alumni and MPS events on social media sites, and help with planning for the Inaugural MPS Alumni Summit on July 22nd. Being an intern at MPS, I am able to experience how other departments function and how they help the school district as a whole. I improved my Microsoft Office skills as well. I want to be an educator after I graduate from undergrad/graduate school. Interning at Milwaukee Public Schools has helped me with confidence about my career in the future.