Board of Education Names Two Finalists for Superintendent of Schools, Invites Community to Forum
For Immediate Release: Sunday, February 3
Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson (608) 444-1129
The Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education today named
two finalists for the Superintendent of Schools. Following a national search, the
initial paper screening by the Board’s search consultants, a paper screening by
the Board and an initial round of interviews, the Board has identified the
- Dr. Jennifer
Cheatham, Chief of Instruction, Chicago Public Schools
Walter Milton, Jr., Superintendent, Springfield Public Schools,
“We are excited about the caliber of our finalists, and we are eager to
give the community the opportunity to meet these outstanding candidates,” said
Board President James Howard.
Finalists will participate in a community forum on Thursday, February 7
at 5:45pm at the Monona Terrace. Community members will have the opportunity to
hear from the finalists and ask questions.
In addition to the community forum, finalists will also visit schools,
meet with district staff and have their final interview with the Board.
If community members are unable to attend the forum, they are also
invited to submit their comments to email@example.com.
The Board started the search process this fall by asking the community
for input. Using that input, the Board’s search consultants, Ray and
Associates, developed a profile of what the district and community is looking
for in a superintendent. Ray and Associates used that profile over three months
of national recruitment. Through that search, 65 candidates were screened.