You are here

Dr. Underly Visits Libraries, Addresses Teaching Workforce Challenges, Meets Amazing Students

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

April isn't over yet, and Dr. Underly has already crisscrossed the state delivering remarks, speaking to the press, and weighing in on the important issues that face Wisconsin students and schools. Let's take a look at some of the highlights!

Public Library Visit
In celebration of Public Library Week, Dr. Underly visited Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library in Baraboo, where she greeted library patrons, spoke with library staff, and toured the facilities.

Dr. Jill Underly, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, visited the Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library in Baraboo. In these pictures she can be seen greeting a library patron with a beautiful golden retriever, touring the facility (including viewing an impressive limestone sculptural frieze) and posing with library staff.
Dr. Underly (middle, rear) and DPI's Assistant State Superintendent for the Division for Libraries and Technology, Dr. Darrell L. Williams (second from right) pose with library staff of the Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library in Baraboo. Library staff are happily displaying the DPI's Public Library Week Proclamation.

Release of the DPI's 2022 Educator Preparation Program and Workforce Analysis Report
State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly held two press conferences to discuss the report's takeaways. 

School Library Month
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jill Underly, alongside School Library Consultant Monica Treptow, sat down to talk with PBS Wisconsin about the a recent uptick in school library book challenges. School districts around the state have had to deal with a flurry of requests to review school library books, costing districts time and money to review materials which have already been vetted and approved for use in school libraries. 


2024 Wisconsin HOSA State Leadership Conference in Baraboo
On Facebook, Dr. Underly said: "The Wisconsin HOSA State Leadership Conference was AMAZING!

There was an incredible amount of energy and it gave me optimism for the future as middle and high school students embark on their academic and career journeys while exploring or pursuing healthcare careers.

An important part of their work is getting the word out and inspiring others to get involved. This awareness is a huge help for our efforts to develop a K-12 academic and career readiness system. We need all students interested in health professions to be able to easily explore their options, and create a plan that supports their individualized learning and future goals."

Dr. Jill Underly (center, back) poses with health occupations students and their teachers at the April 2024 Wisconsin Leadership conference in Madison.
Dr. Underly (back, second from the left) had a wonderful time meeting HOSA students, teachers, and sponsors at the 2024 Wisconsin leadership conference. 

Follow the Wisconsin DPI:

Follow Dr. Underly: