Dr Carlton D JenkinsCarlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D., was named our Superintendent in July 2020 and began in August. He previously served as Superintendent of the Robbinsdale School District for five years, and previously served as Chief Academic Officer for the Atlanta Public School System in Atlanta Georgia, and Superintendent of Saginaw Public Schools in Saginaw Michigan.  He has held leadership positions in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan including as an MMSD Associate Principal for Madison Memorial High School, and Associate Principal and Principal with the Beloit Public School District in Beloit, Wisconsin.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next superintendent of the Madison Public School System, and I am excited to be returning home to Madison and the MMSD family,” said Dr. Jenkins. “With this role comes a tremendous responsibility, and although there are challenges we face as a school district, through community engagement and support for schools and teachers, we will work hard to ensure that all of our students are at the center of everything we do, and that the district remains grounded in its strategic framework goals.”

Dr. Jenkins earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a Master of Science in Educational Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Mississippi Valley State University.