This month, Indiana Republicans will nominate a candidate to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction against incumbent Glenda Ritz. The current frontrunners are Jennifer McCormick, a school superintendent from Yorktown, and Dawn Wooten, a college instructor from Fort Wayne.
The candidates’ stances on important issues like academic standards and Common Core, school choice, the Obama administration’s directive on transgender students, and teacher autonomy are being taken into consideration. McCormick is the favorite to win the nomination, but Wooten hopes the current political climate of dissatisfaction with the establishment will give her an edge.
McCormick and Wooten’s Democratic opponent, Glenda Ritz, has proven to be supportive of our cause. Our site founder, Richard Garrett, has met with her to discuss our mission. He was very impressed with her determination and interest in elevating teachers.
Regardless of who wins the nomination, we at Elevate Teachers hope that giving teachers the respect they deserve is part of the conversation – and an area that the winning Superintendent focuses on!