|Board Member, Quincy School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2009|
|High school||Milton High School|
|Other||University of Massachusetts, Boston|
Emily Lebo resides in Quincy, Massachusetts. Lebo graduated from Milton High School before earning her teaching credentials from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and her Master's degree in Nursing Administration from Northeastern University. She spent 14 years of her career teaching and administrating in Quincy Public Schools. Since 2007, she has served as the Director of Career Vocational and Technical Education at Boston Public Schools.
- See also: Quincy Public Schools elections (2013)
|Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Anne Mahoney Incumbent||25.3%||5,558|
|Nonpartisan||Barbara Isola Incumbent||23.1%||5,066|
|Nonpartisan||Emily Lebo Incumbent||21.8%||4,793|
|Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report," accessed December 18, 2013|
Emily Lebo began the race with an existing account balance of $2,674.98 from her previous campaign. She reported $9,732.00 in contributions and $6,383.22 in expenditures to the Quincy Election Department, which left her campaign with $6,023.76 on hand.
Emily Lebo received an endorsement for her campaign from the Quincy Education Association.
|Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Anne Mahoney Incumbent||26.9%||14,057|
|Nonpartisan||Matthew Lockwood Mullaney||14.7%||7,665|
|Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report, Municipal Election," accessed October 29, 2013|
In a survey conducted by The Patriot Ledger, Lebo argued that the following was the most significant issue confronting the school district:
I believe the most pressing one facing the Quincy Public Schools is the far reaching effects of the changes in curriculum standards and the related assessments mandated by the state and federal government. Students are being asked to read and interpret informational texts and develop a much deeper knowledge of math concepts at a younger age. This has made us change our texts, instructional materials and now our instructional strategies. In the past we have had disparities among our schools and their populations. I worry that these gaps could grow. I have already asked the superintendent to focus on these areas and have worked with him and the School Committee to make this a component of the Superintendent’s evaluation this year. If re-elected, I will pay great attention to the curriculum, the assessments, and the data collected from the new assessments. I will work with the district to use the data we have to determine if we are doing the best we can for all students. I will ask for one school’s best practices that are proving successful for student outcomes at that school to be shared with schools that are struggling with certain concepts or student performance.
What was at stake?
There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All three incumbents sought re-election to the board and they faced only one challenger. Barbara Isola, Emily Lebo and Anne Mahoney attempted to defend their seats from newcomer Noel DiBona. However, Lebo lost her seat to DiBona.
About the district
- See also: Quincy Public Schools, Massachusetts
Norfolk County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rates and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Norfolk County was $83,733 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Norfolk County was 6.3% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 48.2% of Norfolk County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Patrick Ronan, The Patriot Ledger, "Quincy school committee candidates discuss the issues," October 22, 2013
- Facebook, "Emily Gallagher Lebo," accessed October 29, 2013
- City of Quincy, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed December 23, 2013
- Quincy Education Association, "QEA Home," accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Norfolk County, Massachusetts," accessed October 24, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014