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arlettra Stanford, Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership

Carlettra Stanford, Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership

Carlettra Stanford is a cabinet member and oversees the associate superintendents of schools. Previously, she served as Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools for the  four years. Prior to this role, she had the honor of being the Principal of Mendota Elementary School, one of MMSD’s first community schools, for 10 years. With over 29 years of dedication to MMSD, Ms. Stanford has held a myriad roles including principal, school-wide facilitator, literacy coach, and teacher.

Ms. Stanford is an MMSD alumna, graduating from Madison East High School, home of the Purgolders. She went on to attend the prestigious Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, before earning her Master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.

An active community member, she has served on numerous committees and boards. Her contributions to the community, the field of education, and promotion of educational equity have been acknowledged through many awards and recognitions, including the Luminaira Award for Leadership for Equity and Excellence, Lois Gadd Nemec Outstanding Alumnae Award, Milt McPike Education Award, nominee for MMSD Principal of the Year, and most recently Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Difference Maker Award for Outstanding Service in Education. She has also presented at various national educational conferences focused on literacy and educational equity.

Elementary Level

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Madison Metropolitan School District
545 West Dayton Street - Room 109
Madison, WI 53703-1995
P: (608) 204-1569
F: (608) 442-2149

Elementary Level

Anu Ebbe

Dr. Anu Ebbe (she/ella/nws), Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools

Before serving as an Associate Superintendent team, Dr. Ebbe was principal of Cherokee Heights Middle School and Shorewood Elementary. Over the years, Dr. Ebbe and her school teams have intentionally addressed the root cause of disparities and learning gaps by ensuring resources such as budget and staffing are fully aligned to the equity vision and mission of the school. She and her teams have been recognized for this work with the National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Achievement, the National Welcoming Schools Seal of Excellence, and an equity award from the United Nations.

Dr. Ebbe was named Wisconsin’s 2022 Secondary Principal of the Year, and was a 2022 Herb Kohl Foundation award recipient. She serves as a Board member for Harvard University’s The Principal Center to support in the development of principal professional learning. She also serves as a Board member for the Dane County Boys and Girls Clubs McKenzie Regional Workforce Center.

Dr. Ebbe is dedicated to MMSD, having served the MMSD community for 26 years. Her child also attends Madison Schools. 


Deb Hoffman

Dr. Deborah Hoffman, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools

Before serving as an Associate Superintendent, Dr. Hoffman was Principal of Lincoln Elementary from 2007-2022 and Principal of Franklin Elementary from 1996-2007. Prior to her leadership positions, Dr. Hoffman was a classroom teacher and learning coordinator for four years, 1992-1996, at Hopkins Street School in Milwaukee Public Schools.

She received her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a master's degree in educational administration, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds another master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, both from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. The focus of her research and practice has been, and continues to be, social justice leadership within K-12 public education.

Her honors and awards include being featured in a documentary for the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness in Work in 2016; the Distinguished Service Award for Madison Metropolitan School District in 2011; the Milken Educator Award in 2000; the U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive School Reform Promising Site, 2000; as well as the U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive School Reform Grant, 1998.

In addition, she has had several publications and invited presentations on equity in schools, both locally and nationally, including Leading for Social Justice presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, with Dr. Colleen Capper, in 2007.

Her personal life includes two sons who have been MMSD students from kindergarten through graduation. Her eldest son is now a teacher at Lincoln, and her younger son is in college. 

Associate Superintendent Tubbs

Chelsey Tubbs (she/ella/nws),  Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools

With over two decades of experience as an educator, Chelsey Tubbs proudly serves as the Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools for Emerson, Henderson, Lake View, Leopold, Lowell, Mendota, Muir, Orchard Ridge, Southside, and Thoreau elementary schools. In 2020, she was nominated for MMSD’s Excellence with Equity: Schools at the Center award. Her previous role in MMSD was as the Deputy Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools for the past four years and as an elementary school improvement partner. Born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, she fondly remembers playing high school athletics against Madison teams.

Eighteen years ago, Madison became home for the Tubbs family and remains so. Her father led as the Chief of the Capitol Police, including during Act 10; and currently serves as the Director of Emergency Management for Dane County.  Her mother, a retired school nurse, devotes her time in supporting and leading community wide efforts for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD); and two of her brothers graduated from Madison Memorial High School. After graduating from Beloit College, she pursued her career in New York City, New York. She promised to return equipped with best practices in order to make a positive difference at home for all students, and especially historically marginalized communities.

During her time in New York, Ms. Tubbs was a public school teacher, cooperating teacher, grade team leader, basketball coach, dean, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, and adjunct lecturer, working in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn, in elementary (including preK) and middle schools. As both a teacher and leader, she was recognized for eradicating achievement/opportunity gaps. She received awards and recognitions including being selected as a model Columbia University’s Teachers College classroom for Literacy Instruction. She was also a recipient of the New York City's Chancellor's Big Apple Award for Teacher Excellence, and was nominated for the Governor’s New York Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.

Upon returning home, Ms. Tubbs committed to serving the Madison community. Ms. Tubbs is truly a systems leader as she has looked to influence entities within Dane County that affect education and contribute to the care provided to students, staff, and families.  She serves on the Dane County Equal Opportunity Commission, the Dane County Youth Commission, and the Madison Community Policing Advisory Board.  She is a proud member of the NAACP, the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals, and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  She also supports Restoring Roots Dane County: A Pathway from Addiction to Community non-profit organization, a cause close to her heart.

Ms. Tubbs holds an M.Ed. from Columbia University’s Teachers College in Education Leadership, an M.S. from Pace University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and a B.A. from Beloit College in Political Science and Education and Youth Studies. She is currently a doctoral student in the Urban Education Leaders Program at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Secondary Level

Contact Us:

Madison Metropolitan School District
545 West Dayton Street - Room 109
Madison, WI 53703-1995
P: (608) 663-1633
F: (608) 442-2149


Secondary Level

Jay Affeldt

Jay Affeldt, Associate Superintendent of High Schools

Jay Affeldt is a Madison native who attended Orchard Ridge Elementary, Toki Middle School, and is a proud graduate of Vel Phillips Memorial High School. Following in his mom’s footsteps, who was a teacher in MMSD for over 35 years, Mr. Affeldt began working in the district as a high school science teacher at Memorial over 25 years ago. Since then, he has also been a Professional Development Coordinator, a Varsity Head Coach, an Assistant Principal and Principal of Vel Phillips Memorial. 

He served as the district’s Executive Director of Student & Staff Support from 2018-2021, supporting the district’s COVID response. Most recently, Mr. Affeldt has been an Instructional Coach at Memorial, leading the Instructional Leadership Team and school improvement efforts while supporting and coaching teachers. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Affeldt has worked to build strong and trusting relationships with students, families, and staff to bring our district vision to life. He has coordinated large-scale communications as well as safety and critical response systems. Mr. Affeldt brings a wealth of systems knowledge and experience to his role as Associate Superintendent of High Schools.

Mr. Affeldt obtained his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also earned two master’s degrees from UW-Madison in Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Mr. Affeldt enjoys spending time with his family in his free time, including two adult children who graduated from Madison West High School.

Angie Hicks

Dr. Angie Hicks, Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools

A native of Madison, Dr. Hicks attended Madison Public Schools along with two years at St. James Catholic School, and graduated from Madison West High School. She has served the MMSD community for more than three decades. Since 1990, Dr. Hicks has held many roles in the district, ranging from principal at Wright and Badger Rock Middle; assistant principal at Sherman and Hamilton Middle; instructional resource teacher/grant facilitator at Frank Allis Elementary; teacher at Whitehorse Middle and Emerson Elementary; tutor coordinator; custodian; and senior clerk-typist. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and masters and doctorate degrees from Edgewood College.

Dr. Hicks has maintained active and strong roots within the Madison community. She has served as a board member on the Northside Planning Council, Community Partnerships, and the Steering Committee for Madison Study Circles on Race. Her work in education has included awards and recognition such as the Lois Gadd Nemec Outstanding Alumnae Award; MMSD Principal of the Year; Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Difference Maker Award for Outstanding Service in Education; and 100 Black Men Outstanding Educator Award.Dr. Hicks has had three children graduate from Madison East High School.