The board of education of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is inviting the community to share thoughts and opinions at upcoming in-person listening sessions to help form the leadership profile for the district’s next superintendent. The school district is undergoing a superintendent search after Dr. Carlton Jenkins retired in July.
Conversations will focus on areas such as what you love about MMSD, what characteristics we should be looking for in a superintendent, and what you see as the most important responsibilities of the superintendent, according to a press release from MMSD.
The Chicago-based Alma Advisory Group will be on-site to collect feedback from teachers and staff, students, parents/families, and community members during the listening sessions that will take place this week at the following dates, times, and places:
● Monday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at the Holtzman Building, 333 Holtzman Rd.
● Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Madison La Follette High School, 702 Pflaum Rd.
● Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Vel Phillips Memorial High School, 201 South Gammon Rd.
MMSD is the second-largest school district in Wisconsin serving over 25,000 students in 52 schools with more than 4,500 teachers and staff.
Light refreshments, child care, and calming spaces will be provided at the listening session, and Hmong and Spanish simultaneous interpretation and American Sign Language interpretation will also be available.