State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. Jill Underly was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction on April 6th, 2021. Dr. Underly has a deep background in public education, since 1999, she has worked in all facets of public education: at the college level, but also at both the state and district levels as a teacher and administrator.
With over twenty-five years of public education experience, Dr. Underly has been committed to ensuring that every child, every day, has the opportunity for a first-class public education in the State of Wisconsin.
Dr. Underly received bachelor’s degrees in history and sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington, master’s degrees from both IUPUI and UW Madison, and her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the parent of two children, both in high school, and she lives with her family in southwestern Wisconsin.