Geraldine Bernard: The Woman Who Shattered the City of Madison’s Bubble – And Did So With A Smile // News // March 29th, 2024


As we conclude our commemoration of Women’s History Month, we’re excited to mark the occasion with a truly exceptional event. At MTI, we’re honored to announce a momentous achievement: our Executive Assistant, Mone’t Johnson, had the privilege of conversing with Geraldine Bernard, the first Black teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).

At the age of 94, Geraldine graciously allowed Mone’t to not only document her experiences in an article but also to capture segments of their insightful discussion. Through this collaboration, Geraldine’s profound insights and invaluable experiences are being shared with our community. She hopes that educators will not only read the article and listen to the interview but also pass on this knowledge to their students and others in the community.

As we look back on Women’s History Month, we express our deepest appreciation to all the women who have, are currently, and will continue to make significant contributions to the world. It is through their resilience, determination, and unwavering dedication that progress becomes achievable. Dive into the article and tune in to segments of the interview today.