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Third Candidate Announces Bid For State Superintendent

Former West Salem Superintendent Troy Gunderson Seeks Job As State Education Head


Another candidate has filed to run for Wisconsin’s schools superintendent. Former West Salem Superintendent Troy Gunderson is the third candidate who wants to become the state’s top education official.

Gunderson recently retired after spending 25 years working for the West Salem School District near La Crosse.

The state Department of Public Instruction’s assistant superintendent, Sheila Briggs, is also running, as is Jill Underly, superintendent for the rural Pecatonica Area School District.

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Wisconsin’s current superintendent, Carolyn Stanford Taylor, is not seeking election. Her term ends in July 2021.