For Immediate Release: January 24, 2020
Contact: Tim LeMonds (608) 663-1903

MADISON, WI – Today, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Board of Education announced the selection of Dr. Matthew Gutiérrez as the next Superintendent of Schools.

“On behalf of the Board of Education, it is a great honor and privilege to share this exciting news with our community,” said Gloria Reyes, Board of Education President. “Although it is the Board who makes the final selection, it was unprecedented community input that helped develop a leadership profile representing the voices of our community serving as our guide. The level of community involvement in this process is something to be very proud of.”

Dr. Gutiérrez is currently the Superintendent of the Seguin Independent School District in Seguin,Texas. He previously served as deputy superintendent with the Plano Independent School District with 54,000 students and before that as an interim superintendent and human
resources director in the Little Elm Independent School District. He began his career in education as a middle school English Language Arts teacher, and also served as an elementary principal and middle school assistant principal. Dr. Gutiérrez earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University. 

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as the new superintendent of the Madison Public School System, and I am excited to join the Madison Community and the MMSD family,” said Dr. Gutiérrez. “During my visit to Madison, I was extremely impressed with the high level of community involvement and how community members hold education as a top priority. I realize that with this role comes a tremendous responsibility, and I will work hard to ensure that we keep our strategic framework goals and our students at the center of what we do. Community engagement and support to teachers, students and families will be top priorities.” 

Dr. Gutiérrez, who is bilingual, comes to Madison with an excellent track record of being a collaborative leader devoted to academic success for all students. During a public forum in Madison, Dr. Gutiérrez said he would be “a champion for every single student” and highlighted the district’s work in its Strategic Framework and Black Excellence as something that “every educator in Madison should champion for black students.” 

Dr. Gutiérrez will finish out the school year in his current role as Superintendent with the Seguin Independent School District and will begin his tenure with MMSD on June 1st. The new Superintendent plans to visit MMSD to formally meet staff, the school board and the community before the end of the school year.


News Conference Today:
There will be a news conference at the Madison Metropolitan School District office where Board of Education President Gloria Reyes will be giving additional comment on the board’s decision and will be available for questions.
What: News Conference on new Superintendent Selection
Who: Gloria Reyes, Madison Board of Education President
When: Today, January 24, 2020 – 4:15 p.m.
Where: MMSD District Office

Doyle Administration Bldng.
545 W. Dayton St.
Room 103
Madison, WI

Please park in the back lot in spaces marked in blue and enter through door #3 in the area near the loading dock.