Gov. Walker: Thursday travel schedule

Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Madison – The following is Governor Scott Walker’s travel schedule for Thursday, May 26.

Governor Walker to Speak at Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Madison–Governor Walker will give remarks at the Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. This event is open to credentialed members of the press.

Thursday, May 26


Miron Construction

1471 McMahon Drive

Neenah, WI 54956

Governor Walker to Make Tourism Announcement in Neenah

Madison–Governor Scott Walker will be in Neenah tomorrow to make a tourism related announcement.

Thursday, May 26


Where: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum

165 North Park Avenue

Neenah, WI 54956

This event is open to credentialed members of the media. The Governor will be available for questions after the announcement.

Governor Walker to Speak at Waupaca Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Madison–Governor Walker will be speaking to members from the Waupaca Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon tomorrow.

Thursday, May 26


Centerline Machine, Inc.

777 South Industrial Drive

Waupaca, WI 54981

Governor Walker to Visit Franklin Elementary School in Wausau Tomorrow

Madison–Governor Scott Walker will visit Franklin elementary School in Wausau tomorrow to promote the Read to Lead task force and to read with a class of third grade students. This event is open to credentialed members of the press.

Thursday, May 26


Franklin Elementary School

1509 5th Street Wausau, WI


The “Read to Lead” Taskforce held its first meeting in Madison on Monday, April 25. The taskforce is an effort to ensure that every Wisconsin child learns to read by the third grade.

Governor Walker’s “Read to Lead” Taskforce is comprised of the following 14 members from diverse backgrounds (current and former teachers, researchers, legislators, and advocates):

* Governor Scott Walker, Chair
* Superintendent Tony Evers, Department of Public Instruction
* Senator Luther Olsen
* Representative Steve Kestell
* Representative Jason Fields
* Steve Dykstra, Wisconsin Reading Coalition
* Past President Marcia Henry, International Dyslexia Association
* Michele Erikson, Wisconsin Literacy
* Kathy Champeau, Wisconsin State Reading Association and former MPS teacher
* Author Tony Pedriana, Leaving Johnny Behind (2010)
* Mara Brown, Jefferson Elementary School teacher (Oshkosh)
* Mary Read, Greater Milwaukee Foundation
* Linda Pils, 25 years in Madison & Middleton as a K-2 teacher, Rowland Reading Foundations
* Rachel Lander – University of Wisconsin-Madison (Value Added Research Center)

At the first meeting the taskforce discussed identifying the root causes of illiteracy which includes teaching methods and curriculum, teacher training and professional development, problematic interventions, societal problems, and lack of accountability.