Jennifer CheathamDear families and community members,


Welcome to the Madison Metropolitan School District. We are privileged to serve the children and families of our community.


As a school district, we are on a mission to close the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement, and to ensure every child is academically challenged in a safe and supportive environment. Together with our teachers, families, staff and community, we want to be the model of a successful public school district.


Earlier this year, we published our second annual report on our strategic framework, outlining our progress as a district. Together, we are moving the needle on key measures across our district.


As we continue this work, our core values guide us:

-       Sustained focus: We must stay incredibly focused on the day to day work of great teaching and learning. Laundry lists of ever-evolving initiatives are the enemy of progress.


-       Schools at the center: Teachers, principals and their families know their students best and have the will and skill to be successful. We must engage, affirm and empower them to solve problems together on behalf of all children.


-       Excellence with Equity: We must hold all children and all adults to high expectations and provide the unique support they need to meet and exceed that high bar. With high expectations and high support, our students will rise to the challenge of college, career and community readiness.


We know that our students can succeed, and we want you to know that we will be holding every student to high expectations and working hard to support them to meet and exceed that high bar. We are deeply committed to building strong partnerships with families to support student learning, healthy development and academic achievement.




Jennifer Cheatham