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Madison Metropolitan School District

Superintendent Search

The MMSD Board of Education appointed former MMSD administrator, Lisa Kvistad, to serve as interim superintendent during the 2023-2024 school year while a search is underway for the district's next permanent leader.

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The MMSD Board of Education invites you to share your thoughts and opinions at upcoming in-person listening sessions to help form the leadership profile for our next superintendent. Alma Advisory Group will be on-site in early October to collect feedback from teachers and staff, students, parents/families, and community members.

Input sessions:

  • October 2, 2023 - 6 p.m., Holtzman Building, 333 Holtzman Road
  • October 3, 2023 - 6 p.m., La Follette High School, 702 Pflaum Road
  • October 4, 2023 - 6 p.m., Vel Phillips Memorial High School, 201 South Gammon
Note: Light refreshments will be provided. Child care and calming space available. Hmong and Spanish simultaneous interpretation and American Sign Language interpretation will be available.



Your Voice Matters!

Share what you would like to see in MMSD’s next Superintendent. Please take a short survey to help us develop our leadership profile. This an important first step in the Superintendent search process. 

TAKE THE LEADERSHIP PROFILE SURVEY          Spanish Survey          Hmong Survey

Superintendent Search News

Preliminary Search Timeline

Aug. - Nov. 2023

Stakeholder input
Early recruitment begins

Oct - Dec. 2023

Job profile finalized with Board of Education
Position posted

Jan. 2024

Candidates identified


Feb. 2024

Semi-finalist round


March 2024

Finalist round and
candidate selection

Date Update
Oct. 4, 2023 In-person public session at 6 p.m., Vel Phillips Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon
Oct. 3, 2023 In-person public session at 6 p.m., La Follette High School, 702 Pflaum Road
Oct. 2, 2023 In-person public session at 6 p.m., Holtzman Building, 333 Holtzman Road
July 18, 2023 Special meeting in open session workshop (meeting agenda, video)
May 15, 2023 Board Workshop; Board has introductory meeting with search firm, Alma (meeting agenda, video)
May 1, 2023 Board approves contract with Alma Advisory Group
April 17 , 2023 Board selects Alma Advisory Group as their search firm (meeting agenda, video)
April 17, 2023 Board evaluates and discusses interviews in closed session (meeting agenda)
April 14, 2023 Board interviews one search firm in open session (meeting agenda, video)
April 13, 2023 Board interviews two search firms in open session (meeting agenda, video)
April 1, 2023 Board receives four proposals; chooses to interview three firms 
March 24, 2023 RFP closes and responses are gathered 
March 3, 2023 Board sends out Request for Proposals (RFP)  
Feb 7, 2023  Dr. Carlton Jenkins, Superintendent, announces his retirement from MMSD


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