Misa Sato serves as Assistant Principal of Reagan High School, an International Baccalaureate high school in Milwaukee Public Schools. Misa’s mission is to foster a school culture based on respect and high-expectations. Her leadership emphasizes student and staff well-being, with students knowing the school values their contributions. Reagan has seen dramatic gains in student achievement. It was awarded the Wisconsin RtI Center Gold Award in Reading, Behavior, and Math in 2021 and 2022, and students are outperforming their peers statewide on a number of key measures. With Sato’s leadership, the school’s IB Career Program has grown from 7 to 155 students, with pathways in Health Science, Technology, and Education. Misa works for the IB Organization, providing schools with professional development and supporting the implementation programs. Misa has earned a Masters degree in Educational Policy and Leadership at Marquette University and an MBA in Education Leadership at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Misa is the NASSP 2023 National Assistant Principal of the Year.
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