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Holyoke School Committee Vice Chair Elected Minority Caucus Chair for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees
HOLYOKE, Massachusetts – Mildred Lefebvre is the newly elected Minority Caucus Chair for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC). In this role, she will continue to identify and address the current issues facing underrepresented student voices at the local, regional, and national level.
Lefebvre is also Vice Chair of the Holyoke School Committee. She has been a school committee member, representing Ward 1, since 2014, advocating for equitable education for all students, with an emphasis on special education.
“Ms. Lefebvre has been a champion for the most vulnerable children in Holyoke,” said Holyoke Public Schools Superintendent/ Receiver Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. “As the newly elected Minority Caucus Chair for the MASC, she will now have the opportunity to extend these advocacy efforts throughout the state and country. Ultimately many more children and families will benefit from Ms. Lefebvre’s expanded role.”
Since 2018, Lefebvre has served as the Northeast Regional Director for the National Hispanic Council of the National School Board Association. The National Hispanic Council focuses on identifying and addressing the educational needs of the Latino/Hispanic Community, its students and families.
Lefebvre, a Licensed Practical Nurse for the past 21 years, has five children ranging in ages from 13-26. Her personal motto of education is that “Our children are our future – invest in the future and reap the rewards.”
About Holyoke Public Schools – Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) serves close to 5,500 students. The district is comprised of eight elementary schools (Donahue, Kelly, Lawrence, McMahon, Metcalf, Morgan, Sullivan, E.N. White), three middle schools (Peck, Holyoke STEM Academy, Veritas Prep Holyoke) and one high school with two campuses (Holyoke High School North and Dean Campuses). Eight schools contain Pre-K classrooms.
Holyoke Public Schools has designed multiple pathways of excellence where all students graduate prepared to excel in college, career and community leadership. The district is expanding choices for students through innovative programs, community initiatives and university partnerships that help students develop a wide range of skills and interests and explore college and career options. HPS students learn to become effective communicators, critical thinkers, engaged and productive community members, and mindful individuals. The district offers students the opportunity to graduate with additional credentials that expand their college and career options.
About MASC – MASC is a non-profit organization that represents more than 2,100 Massachusetts school committee members in over 330 local and regional school districts throughout the commonwealth, providing its members a wide range of training programs, policy development and administrator search services, as well as legal and advocacy support.
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