Community Service Award – Leda Eizenberg

Leda Eizenberg

Citizens elect delegates to represent them in the conduct of public education.

Their representatives must do their best. They have the authority to determine policies, make decisions, and create a place where students succeed.

Taken together, our school committee needs to have a deep belief in our public schools and their mission – to build the mind and character of every child, of every background, in every neighborhood in our town.
Leda Eizenberg has earned our gratitude for a job well done. Today The Wellesley Celebrations Committee, a standing committee of the Select Board, Town of Wellesley honors Leda Eizenberg with its Community Service Award.

Leda Eizenberg grew up in Wellesley and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1996. In 2016 she moved back to town with her family, and quickly joined Town Meeting and the Upham PTO. From 2021-2024, Leda was a member of Wellesley School Committee during which time she served as Secretary, Chair, PAC Liaison, and on the Policy Subcommittee. She is currently a member of the Wellesley Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force and the Planning Team for the Wellesley Civil Discourse Initiative. Leda is also a board member of World of Wellesley where she co-chairs the Antiracism Action Committee.

She began her career in education at Wellesley High School. An English teacher, she has also taught in Hingham and Needham, and is currently teaching at Newton North High School. Leda holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College, an MAT in Secondary Education from Simmons University, and an MFA from the New School in creative nonfiction writing. She and her husband John Muckle are proud parents of Theo, a WMS sixth grader, and Katja, an Upham fifth grader.

May 18th & 19th, 2024