A 10-year member of the Revere School Committee, Stacey Rizzo has been a courageous and relentless champion of equity and inclusiveness for all students, and a forceful advocate for the wide-ranging needs of minority, immigrant and transient students and families.
Describing herself as a life-long learner, Stacey has brought that commitment to her school committee service. She has been a vital contributor to the committee, serving multiple years as vice chair and secretary and on numerous subcommittees and study groups. She was also appointed to represent the district on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Collaborative.
For the past 7 years, she has also been an active member of MASC: as the district’s delegate to the Association’s annual meeting, as a regular participant at MASC workshops, conferences and training sessions and, since 2016, a member of the Association’s Board of Directors, first as Chair of Division IX (Urban) and most recently as Chair of Division II (Metropolitan). She has taken a leading role in hosting Division Meetings and as one of the key players in developing and expanding the MASC Poverty and Equity Institute. She has also been a champion of student leader participation at MASC’s Day on the Hill and special student-focused events and represented MASC at the national level, attending NSBA Annual Conferences and as a passionate advocate for students and resources in Congressional meetings during the annual Federal Relations Network and Advocacy Institute.
Her local community has also benefited from her energy and commitment, including her service on numerous neighborhood improvement and safety committees and as an effective promoter of leadership and parent training initiatives. As a former PTA president, paraprofessional and current school committee member, Stacey has been a part of the Revere school community for the past 29 years.
Stacey has been married to the very patient John Rizzo for 34 years. They are proud parents to three successful sons and in January became blessed with two sweet and feisty granddaughters and another arriving in January 2021!