New WI Superintendent to be first female African American appointed to the position

Madison (WQOW) – The next state superintendent is breaking down barriers before even taking office.

Tony Evers announced on Thursday current Assistant State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor will take over his spot when he becomes governor next month.

“Carolyn is a dedicated, thoughtful leader, who puts the best interests of kids before all else,” Evers
said. “She is known and respected throughout the education community for her commitment to equity and
her work to help all students reach academic success. I have known Carolyn for the better part of three
decades and know she will be an exceptional state superintendent.”

Stanford Taylor is the first female, African American appointed to serve as an assistant state
superintendent.

“It will be an honor to serve the students, teachers, and families of Wisconsin as the next state
superintendent,” Stanford Taylor said. “I am blessed to be surrounded by the talented and devoted staff in
the department, who care about the work they do to improve the lives of our state’s youth. I look forward to
this opportunity, and know that together, we can continue to advance educational equity for all students.”

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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