Mayor Bibb appoints Midori Lebrón to CMSD Board of Education
CLEVELAND NEWS BUREAU
On Wednesday, November 29th, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb announced the appointment of Midori Lebrón to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education. Her appointment is to an unexpired term ending June 30, 2025.
Lebrón, a resident of Cleveland, currently serves as Director of First Year and Exploratory Advising at Cleveland State University and was recently named to the Top 100 Latinos Cleveland Must Know list for 2023.
“I sought this position because I believe in the transformative power of public education,” Lebrón said. “Every CMSD student deserves access to an education that not only prepares them academically but also equips them with essential life skills.”
Lebrón has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Baldwin Wallace University, a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s degree in sociology from Cleveland State University. She is also a first-year doctoral student at Kent State University, where she is working toward an Ed.D in interprofessional leadership with a specialization in leadership in education.
“I am excited to see how the CMSD Board is taking shape, and Midori Lebrón is a fantastic addition,” said Mayor Bibb.
“Her commitment to advocating for scholars and supporting educators is clear. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the board and the CEO to move CMSD forward in the years to come,” said Mayor Bibb. The mayor has appointed four new members to the CMSD Board and reappointed two during his first term of office.
The CMSD Board of Education serves as the governing body of the school district and is responsible for setting policy, approving budgets, establishing goals and accountability standards, promoting parents, family and community involvement, and appointing the CEO, with the mayor’s concurrence.
"It is a privilege to be a part of someone's educational journey," Lebrón said. "When I work with students, I think about the educators and mentors who believed in me, and I am blessed to be able to pay that forward, both in my career and through my board service."
With Lebrón’s appointment, there is one vacancy on the nine-member board, which is expected to be filled early in the new year.