Associate Superintendents of Schools
Carlettra Stanford, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools
Carlettra Stanford has served as Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools for the past 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.
Dr. Deborah Hoffman, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools
Dr. Hoffman joined the Associate Superintendent team this summer. She moved into this position after serving as 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 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 Leopold, and her younger son is in college.
Chelsey Tubbs (she/ella/nws), Deputy Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools
With two decades of experience as an educator, Chelsey Tubbs has served in the role of Deputy Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools for the past four years. In 2020, she was nominated for MMSD’s Excellence with Equity: Schools at the Center award. Her previous role in MMSD was as an elementary school improvement partner. Born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, she fondly remembers playing high school athletics against Madison teams.
Seventeen years ago, Madison became home for the Tubbs family. Her father led as the Chief of the Capitol Police, including during Act 10; her mother, a retired school nurse, devoted 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, 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.
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.
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Ennis C. Harvey, Associate Superintendent of High Schools
Ennis C. Harvey has 29 years of diverse teaching and leadership experience at the primary, secondary, district, and state levels. This includes serving in principal and assistant principal roles at the K-12 level; and district leadership roles such as Program Administrator for High School Transformation, where he led a school district in transforming all of its large comprehensive high schools into small schools and personalized learning communities.
Mr. Harvey has served as a School Improvement Specialist contracted by the Georgia Department of Education to lead schools through a comprehensive school improvement process model. He led schools in effective implementation of school improvement plans that included measurable long-term goals and short-term objectives as well as aligned strategies, interventions, activities, milestones, professional learning plans, and budgets that supported the overall process.
His passion to motivate teachers and leaders to perform above and beyond expectations led to the appointment of CEO Administrator for School Transformation with Chicago Public Schools. This role allowed him to specialize in K-12 leadership, professional learning in best teaching and administrative practices, staff performance management, quality assurance, and executive coaching.
As Associate Superintendent in MMSD, Mr. Harvey strives to help educators understand the importances of transforming every facet of education to ensure all teachers and leaders are skilled to promote learners who are college, career, and community ready. His extensive knowledge of effective instructional and organizational practices assists schools and districts seeking to maximize and improve student achievement.
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.
Dr. Anu Ebbe (she/ella/nws), Deputy Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools
Dr. Ebbe joined the Associate Superintendent team this summer, and most recently served as principal of Cherokee Heights Middle School. She was named Wisconsin’s 2022 Secondary Principal of the Year, and was a 2022 Herb Kohl Foundation award recipient.
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. Dr. Ebbe 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 also 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 Boardmember for the Dane County Boys and Girls Club’s McKenzie Regional Workforce Center.
Dr. Ebbe is dedicated to MMSD. Her child attends Madison Schools. She has served the MMSD community for nearly 26 years, and is excited to serve as the Deputy Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools because the equity vision of MMSD aligns with Anu Ebbe’s life work and purpose.
Madison Metropolitan School District
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