As the mother to three young children, I am deeply committed to public schools in our city. Right now, our kids need us to fight back against the attacks on public education from Walker and DeVos and to continue to deepen our focus on excellence with equity. I've worked as an educator in public schools, spent the last decade working with Fortune 500 companies, and was the CEO of a successful startup. I am a fierce advocate for children and families, and my experience with budget management and strategic leadership will help Madison schools deliver the quality of education all students deserve.


Jonny Hunter

Owner, Underground Food Collective

"Kate would bring the much needed voice of a parent with kids in school. I have no doubt in her capacity to bring real reform to Madison Area Public Schools"

Jessica Doyle

Educator and former first lady

"Kate Toews is passionate about making sure every child gets a great education. She is a district parent who will use her devotion to MMSD, her organizational skills and her constructive approach to make this goal a reality." 

Cap Times

Kate Toews Opinion

"I am running for School Board because our kids are going to grow up in the education system we build right now. I believe it must be public. And I am not willing to let Walker, DeVos, or anyone else destroy it."

Wisconsin State Journal

Tanya Schlam

"When you’re facing a difficult problem, Kate is the kind of person you want by your side, gathering information from all perspectives..figuring out the most promising ways to proceed."