Midori Lebron

Mayor Bibb names Midori Lebrón to CMSD Board of Education

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 – Cleveland – Today, Mayor Justin M. Bibb announced the appointment of Midori Lebrón to the Board of Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD).    

A 35-year Cleveland resident, Lebrón currently serves as Director of First Year and Exploratory Advising at Cleveland State University and was 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 was sworn in by Mayor Bibb this afternoon to an unexpired term ending June 30, 2025. Following this appointment there is one vacancy on the nine-member board, which is expected to be filled soon.  

“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.”  

Lebrón holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Baldwin Wallace University, a Master’s in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a Master’s in Sociology from Cleveland State University. Additionally, she is currently in her first year as a doctoral student at Kent State University, pursuing an EdD in Interprofessional Leadership with a specialization in Leadership in Education.  

“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.”  

The CMSD Board of Education serves as the governing body of the school district and is tasked with setting policy, approving budget, establishing goals and accountability standards, promoting parent, family and community involvement, and appointing the CEO with the Mayor’s concurrence.  All board members serve four-year terms.  An eleven-member panel nominates candidates for each Board vacancy to the Mayor, who makes the final appointment.