About Tony Evers for State Superintendent

TE_3.jpgTony was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Wisconsin in April 2009. With more than 36 years of public education experience, he has dedicated his life to public education in our state.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Tony graduated from Plymouth High School, and went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1973, a master's degree in 1976 and a doctorate in 1986. Tony has been married 41 years to his wife Kathy, who he met in kindergarten. They have three adult children, Erin, Nick and Katie, all public school graduates, and five grandchildren.

Tony has served the students, parents and citizens of Wisconsin for over 34 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator, Deputy State Superintendent, and State Superintendent. He has served in schools and lived in communities across Wisconsin, from Tomah to Oakfield, Verona to Oshkosh.

On a national level, Tony has been a curriculum auditor in Texas, California, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio. He is also a member of the Council of Chief State School Officers and previously served as the national president of the Deputy State Superintendent Leadership Commission, both are organizations that work state education leaders in all fifty states.