Please direct inquiries to: John Forester, 608‐242‐1370
MADISON — John Forester, Executive Director of the School Administrators Alliance, released the following statement in response to the election of Tony Evers as Wisconsin governor:
“The members of the School Administrators Alliance join citizens from across Wisconsin in congratulating Dr. Tony Evers for his election as governor. As a teacher, principal and superintendent, Tony always put children first, something he continued to do as deputy state superintendent and state superintendent.
We look forward to our continued work with the governor-elect and his team as we advocate for the use of evidence in education policy development to ensure that all Wisconsin students receive the education they need for their future success.
As a former school administrator, Tony is an inspiration to all current SAA members as they advocate for the children they serve in their classrooms, their communities and the State Capitol.
We would also like to congratulate Speaker Vos and Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald on the election victories for Senate and Assembly Republicans. We look forward to working with them and all members of the State Legislature on evidence-based education policies that help all children succeed, no matter their zip codes or educational needs.
Finally, we would like to thank Governor Scott Walker for his many years of dedicated service to Wisconsin. While we disagreed with the governor on key educational policies, his commitment to Wisconsin and its promising future was steadfast. We wish Governor Walker well in his future endeavors.