Workforce Diversity - Early Exposure

The goal of the Workforce Diversity strand is to raise the visibility of and promote teaching as a profession with under-represented MMSD high school students.

TEEM Scholars

TEEM Scholars

Tomorrow's Educators for Equity in Madison (TEEM) Scholars, as of 2018-19 is in it's fourth year. TEEM Scholar programming is designed to prepare students for college and careers in education. TEEM Scholars is interested in  recruiting a diverse pool of MMSD students each year, who have an interest in improving the educational opportunities for all students in MMSD. In the Fall of 2018, there were four active cohorts of 34 aspiring teachers.

TEEM Scholar Video

Students participate in summer and academic year programming including tutoring, college level coursework, and take part in teaching internships working to earn the Wisconsin Youth Leadership Certificate.

Forward Madison is committed to raising funds in order to provide support to TEEM Scholars in college. Funds are currently being raised mutually through the Foundation for Madison's Public School's Future Teacher Scholarship Fund and the UW-Madison Foundation.

  • Recruiting current 9th and 10th graders for 2019-20:
    ---Online application coming soon! Contact Ann Halbach at for a personalized application link.
  • For interested applicants - TEEM Scholar FAQs

Other News:

TEEM Scholars are part of plan to diversify teaching staff in Madison schools - by Ogechi Emechebe, The Capital Times, October 5, 2015

New legislative task force focuses on issues in urban education - Ogechi Emechebe, The Capital Times, September 30, 2015 T.E.E.M. Scholars highlighted as an example of recruiting efforts

Madison overhauls the way it hires teachers, seeking high quality and increased diversity - by Doug Erickson, Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, September 7, 2015

More Minority School Teachers Need Apply ,Wisconsin State Journal Editorial, August 7, 2015

Madison Schools act to diversify teaching workforce, by Paul Fanlund April 29. 2015