December 21, 2012
PR 05313-Emory Retires from Board
GLASSBORO – Glassboro Board of Education Vice President Linda Emory retired after serving 21 years on the Glassboro Board of Education. Emory was first elected to the Board in 1991, when she became the first African American woman to serve on the Board of Education. During her tenure, Emory put in countless hours serving as the President and Vice President of the Board. Emory was known for her dedication and appreciation of staff and students.
This past election, Emory chose not to run for reelection so that she could retire and spend more time with family. At the December 19 Board Meeting, Board President Pete Calvo presented Emory with a plaque recognizing her contributions to the district.
“Linda’s institutional knowledge and wisdom accumulated over the span of more than 20 years is irreplaceable. An extremely active community advocate, she has taught us all to focus on individual student needs, close the achievement gap, put aside personal agendas for the common good, and honor the educators who tirelessly serve our students. She will be missed, but her legacy will certainly continue. We wish her the very best, thank her for her service to the community, and know that she’s just a phone call away if we need her advice,” said Calvo.
Pictured above (from left to right) are Superintendent Silverstein, Linda Emory and Board President Pete Calvo.
Superintendent Silverstein remarked, “Linda’s heart was always in what she felt were the best interests of Glassboro’s children. She worked to ensure that all Glassboro’s children received the best educational opportunities available in our school district. To make a 21-year commitment in a voluntary capacity for such a noble effort as serving as a school board member is remarkable in this day and age.”