Teacher Certification and Special Projects Director

Gretchen Kroll

414.375.0168         gkroll@mteconline.org

Add-On/Extend/Bilingual Program Administrator

Joe Becker

414.375.0259        jbecker@mteconline.org

Admissions Coordinator

Juanita Barnes

414.375.0156         jbarnes@mteconline.org

Teaching & Learning Liaison

Clarissa Ramos

414.375.2635       cramos@mteconline.org


Gil Llanas, Retired
Northwestern Mutual Foundation

John Weigelt, Executive Director
Administrators and Supervisors Council

Erica-Nicole Harris, Real Estate Asset Manager

Wispark, LLC

Eric Andersen, Human Resources

Ascension W​isconsin

Dr. Laci Coppins Robbins, Executive Director

Milwaukee Teacher Education Center

our vision

our mission

Our model of personalized coaching-into-practice aligned to teaching standards lies at the core of our certification programs and Professional Learning Services. Whether you are an individual seeking initial licensure or a veteran teacher seeking to further your career, you will be provided with a highly qualified mentor to guide and support your professional growth. 

Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as an innovative, performance-based professional development center that recruits, prepares, supports, and certifies highly qualified teachers for Wisconsin public, charter, and non-public schools. 

Executive Director

Dr. Laci Coppins Robbins

414.342.1569        lcoppinsrobbins@mteconline.org


​​Finance and Administration Manager
Kristine Gintner 

414.973.2354        kgintner@mteconline.org 

Business Services Administrator

Paulette Litkowski

414.973.2366        plitkowski@mteconline.org

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kalida N. Williams

414.973.2349       knwilliams@mteconline.org

Financial Specialist

Cottrina Moore

414.973.2376       cmoore@mteconline.org

who we are...

To view the 2013 WI Department of Public Instruction Educator Preparation Program Report for MTEC click here

To Transform Learning Through Effective Teaching

MTEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders representing Milwaukee’s education, business, legal, social welfare, and healthcare communities. The role of the MTEC Board of Directors is to provide guidance and leadership to the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center to help us promote our mission and vision.  MTEC is fortunate to have a dynamic and diverse board committed to excellence.  Each member brings unique talents, leadership skills, and experiences that contribute to the strength of MTEC.

Board members are elected for a three-year term.

If you are interested in learning more about our board opportunities,

please contact Dr. Laci Coppins Robbins, Executive Director.

Our board

how we do it...

Effective teaching empowers learners to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to embrace life-long learning, contribute to the common good as responsible citizens, and succeed in the world of work.



Dr. John Peterburs, Executive Director

Quarles & Brady LLP


William Jenkins

Jenkins Associates


Carol Hooker, Teacher & MTEC Alumnus

Milwaukee Public Schools


David Gavigan, Vice President Commercial Banking
JP Morgan Chase Bank

MTEC has certified more than 1,100 highly qualified teachers through our certification pathways that balance the practical aspects of effective teaching with theory. MTEC's certification programs provide on-the-job coaching support and assessment of progress. MTEC also provides comprehensive, effective, and customized professional development workshops and instructional coaching focused on increasing student learning and closing achievement gaps.

what we do...

Our Team