Monday, February 16, 2009

WLA supports Tony Evers for State Superintendent

The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) announced its recommendation of Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction on Monday, February 16.

“WLA is pleased to support Tony Evers for State Superintendent,” said WLA President Walter Burkhalter. “We feel that Tony Evers will provide strong leadership on library issues because he understands that quality libraries are important for lifelong learning.”

Tony Evers believes that public schools and libraries are the cornerstones of our democracy and the engine of our economy. His 34 years of experience as an educator, including eight years as Deputy State Superintendent, gives him the understanding of the role that libraries play in developing information literacy and increased and equitable access to the information Wisconsin citizens need for successful lives.

Tony Evers earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973, a master's degree in 1976 and a doctorate in 1986. He has served his entire career in Wisconsin as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator, and Deputy State Superintendent. He is a member of the Council of Chief State School Officers, and was elected as the national president of the Deputy State Superintendent Leadership Commission.

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