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From the Director

Recently, I have been hearing a lot about resilience, the invaluable quality that is essential to maintaining daily life during times of crisis and which is also the underpinning of great achievements.

Executive Director Erika Monroe-Kane

I step enthusiastically into the Academy Executive Director role at a time of guarded optimism and cautious dreaming.

Taking time for reflection and re-examination

Photo of Jane Elder in front of Academy offices

A ten-year journey carrying the vision forward comes to an end.

Photo of Jane Elder in front of Academy offices

Finding the right lever to pull at the right time can result in big change.

Photograph of Academy director Jane Elder

Have dwindling investments in  K-12  civics and social studies led us to our current cultural/political moment?

Photo of Jane Elder

One of the signs of good mental health is the ability to tolerate ambiguity.

Imagine what it was like on that February afternoon in 1870, when hundreds of people crowded into Wisconsin’s State Agricultural Hall for the convention to organize the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.

We all live in a floodplain. Some of us just have more apparent risks than others, but we’re all vulnerable.

It seems these days that discussions of metrics and measuring success are humming around me like the mosquitoes in my garden.

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