Jennifer McCormick talks with a student in Kerri Bedingham’s eighth-grade biology class, where they are studying DNA. (Staff photo by Phyllis McLaughlin/pmclaughlin@madisoncourier.com)
Jennifer McCormick talks with a student in Kerri Bedingham’s eighth-grade biology class, where they are studying DNA. (Staff photo by Phyllis McLaughlin/pmclaughlin@madisoncourier.com)
Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction, made a visit Thursday to Madison Junior High School. McCormick, who was in the area attending a regional meeting of superintendents, was given a tour of the building by Madison Consolidated Schools Superintendent Ginger Studebaker-Bolinger and MJHS Principal Jill Mires.

McCormick visited other schools in Southern Indiana throughout the day.

“We’ve heard great things about this district and wanted to come for a short visit,” she said. McCormick said she was impressed with what she saw during her 45-minute visit, particularly the infusion of arts and technology in the classrooms.

“The whole STEM approach here (at MCS) is noticed ... and, obviously, the good work being done by the teachers and support staff and administrators. It’s just impressive,” she said. “They should be commended and congratulated on the work here. It’s a great system.”