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Back to School

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

In a new video message, State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor welcomed educators back to school.

Stanford Taylor shares in the positive energy across the state as the 2019-20 school year gets underway. “I’m entering my 40th year in education,” she said. “And I can tell you, I am equally excited about the first day of school.”

To celebrate the first day of school, Stanford Taylor began visiting schools as they held back-to-school events. During her visit to Middleton High School, she spoke to educators across the Middleton Cross Plains School District as they officially started their school year.

Carolyn Stanford Taylor addressing district staff at Middleton High School
Carolyn Stanford Taylor addressing district staff at Middleton High School.

Stanford Taylor also visited West Elementary School in Jefferson. Stanford Taylor participated in a back-to-school supply drive organized by the West Elementary Student Council. Wisconsin’s Badger Girl State Superintendent and Jefferson School District student Anna Kallsen also helped with the drive.

Anna Kallsen, Wisconsin Badger Girl State Superintendent
Anna Kallsen participating in the school supply drive at West Elementary School.

Stanford Taylor toured classrooms, including Wisconsin’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Chelsea Miller’s classroom. Miller teaches art in the Jefferson School District.

Stanford Taylor and Chelsea Miller
Stanford Taylor tours Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year Chelsea Miller’s art classroom.

While addressing attendees, Stanford Taylor thanked them for supporting children in so many different ways, making sure students have everything they need for a positive start to the school year, closing with a positive message. “Teachers, parents, and community members, thank you for everything you do to support all of our children. I wish you a successful and wonderful and productive school year.”