LaKeshia Myers

LaKeshia Myers
Candidate For Assembly District 12

LaKeshia Myers

Candidate Background

Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

P.O. Box 250620, Milwaukee, WI 53225

Phone Number: 
262-297-3291

Candidate Biography

From candidate website

Dr. LaKeshia N. Myers is an educator with the Milwaukee Public Schools. Her responsibilities include serving as a school support coach and modeling instructional leadership for the district. Directly serving the district’s premiere alternative education center, Dr. Myers believes in serving the students that have the greatest challenges.

Previously, she served as an director of education for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. In this post, she served as the administrator of the Oakview School and as the chief education consultant to the warden at Oakhill Correctional Institution. In this position, she was responsible for educating adjudicated individuals as they prepared to reenter society.

Prior to this, she served for eight years as instructional lead teacher/curriculum specialist for the Prince George’s County Public Schools of Maryland, where she created a series of citizenship based service projects to assist and enhance civic education for students in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Preceding her education career, Dr. Myers served as a clerk for the U.S.House of Representatives. While in this capacity, she worked with congressional leaders to author many pieces of legislation pertaining to government contracts, diversity, employee pay and benefits, and human resources protocols in the federal government. She also served as a staff writer for several members of Congress, authoring numerous speeches rendered by members on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

Upon graduation from college, Dr. Myers served as a legislative aide/policy analyst for Wisconsin state Sen. Lena Taylor. While in this post, Dr. Myers served as the staff lead on issues regarding constituent relations, education, Health policy, state budget and appropriations. It was during this time that she also served as the Senator’s liaison with Milwaukee Public Schools.

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Dr. Myers is a 2002 graduate of Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School, a 2006 graduate of Alcorn State University (B.A. in political science), a 2009 graduate of Strayer University, (Master of education), and a 2016 graduate of Argosy University (Doctor of education).

Dr. Myers is single and is the proud aunt of her two nephews Khalil, age 6, and Kameron, age 4.