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Dr. Jenkins on playground with students, families and staff

With only four weeks left in the 2021-22 school year, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Superintendent, Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, reflected on his last two years during several speaking engagements over the past several days, including events held by the Madison Public Schools Foundation, Madison365, MMSD’s Breakfast with Champions, and the Association for Government Accountants. 

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You are invited to attend and participate in an in-person input session, sharing your ideas about how MMSD can meet the three goals outlined in the Strategic Framework. We want to hear your perspectives about MMSD’s strategic plan, learn about your experiences within MMSD, and better understand your needs and concerns. Four input sessions have been scheduled across Madison; please attend the date/location most convenient to you. Refreshments and childcare will be provided; middle and high school students are invited to participate in the input sessions.

Dr. Jenkins with Breakfast with Champions recipents

This inaugural event took place the week of May 9-13, 2022 over four days at each comprehensive high school (Memorial, West, East, and La Follette). "What students are doing in co-curriculars is the basic fabric of making schools, school. We do our academics, and co-curricular are equally important,” reflected Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins.

Senior student stands next to district superintendent, smiling at the camera and holding an award.

Memorial senior Ananya Krishna was barely even out of bed when she checked her email the morning of May 12, still bleary eyed as she opened the first message; an email from the U.S. Department of Education...


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Justin Kearney- Allis Your work and dedication to the Allis community is unmatched! You always go above and beyond to meet the needs of students and families. We are extremely lucky to have your talents at our school.

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The whole Ash neighborhood team office at West. All of you did a great job making my son feel welcome and comfortable. Ms. Thiel said they would be there for him and she was right.

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Esmeralda Vasquez---thank you for going above and beyond to respect and protect our mmsd staff. you rock. :)

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Kennedy Elementary school recognizes the crucial role our school bus drivers play in our overall success. The staff and students put together gift bags for each of them, including notes and cards from students, and delivered them to their drivers. Thank you, bus drivers and attendants!

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Ms. McKinley is new to our school but has already shown her dedication and commitment to Scholars! She is a wonderful Communicator with parents and Scholars alike. Her creativity and openness is a welcome addition to our school.

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Ms. Pietruszka has gone above and beyond this year. Our Scholars came in Reading, mostly, hello kindergarten standards. Her determination to get them at or very close to grade level by the end of the year is showing! My son is thriving in Reading has gone from a chore to a passion!

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Van Hise teachers and staff - you are the best and our Hank has so much fun at school, and has so many amazing experiences because of you! Special shoutout to Ms. McGuire - thank you for your sense of humor, your caring nature, your amazing organization and all that you do! Hank misses you on weekends and breaks and that speaks volumes. Love, the Hinkley Family

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Ms. Torres, Ms. MacWilliam, and Mr. Mulligan at Gompers Elementary! Thank you for the support you give your students. I have seen firsthand the tremendous growth, that true dedication, can have on a child. My son has progressed so much in his reading skills thanks to all of you! The Zalapa’s

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Ms. Hickey at Gompers Elementary! Ms. Hickey embodies the perfect teacher. She is dedicated, caring, enthusiastic, kind, and goes above and beyond every single day, and the kids love her! We are grateful you are part of Gompers Elementary. The Zalapa’s

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Maestra Tania at Sandburg, Thank you for not just being a wonderful teacher to our sweet boy, but also an incredibly loving human to our whole family. Your warm and welcoming demeanor has been a highlight during this crazy time. We appreciate the high expectations you hold our child and his classmates to consistently. We are so fortunate to have had the privilege of having you educate our son!