GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS

  • Governing Board

    Metropolitan Education District was created as a joint powers authority (JPA) by six school districts in Santa Clara County. The District is governed by a Board consisting of one representative from each of the six Santa Clara County school districts:

    Campbell Union High School District

    East Side Union High School District

    Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District

    Milpitas Unified School District

    San Jose Unified School District

    Santa Clara Unified School District

    Each Board member is appointed by their home district for a two-year term.
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Campbell Union High
School District
Term Expires: December 2021

Linda Goytia

Governing Board President  |  Email: lgoytia@metroed.net
Ms. Goytia was elected to the Campbell Union HSD Board in 2012 and is the current Board President. Her term expires in 2020. Linda Goytia taught in the CUHSD for 38 years. She holds a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in English and served for 13 years as a mentor teacher and intern coach. Linda was the district’s Teacher of the Year and the CA League of High Schools Region V Educator of the Year for 2001. She was also the recipient of five Dorothy Wright Awards for Excellence in Education from SJSU
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Santa Clara Unified
School District
Term Expires: December 2022

Albert Gonzalez

Governing Board Vice President  |  Email:agonzalez@metroed.net
Albert Gonzalez, a board member of the Santa Clara Unified School District since 2008. Gonzalez was elected to the Board of Directors of California County Boards of Education in 2014, after serving as a Delegate since 2010. Gonzalez attended California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, and currently works in Silicon Valley. An avid soccer fan, Gonzalez has coached in youth soccer leagues and is a certified United States Soccer Federation referee.
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San Jose Unified
School District
Term Expires: December 2021

Brian Wheatley

Governing Board Clerk  |  Email: bwheatley@metroed.net
Born in New York,  Brian moved to Southern California with his mother and sister as a young child.  Upon graduating from high school, he received a scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he studied political science.   Shortly after graduating from UCLA, Brian moved to Berkeley, CA and a few years later to San Jose, CA.  He began his career in public education with the Evergreen School District where he has worked as a teacher for the past 25 years.
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Milpitas Unified
School District
Term Expires: December 2022

Chris Norwood

Governing Board Member & Audit Committee Rep  |  Email: cnorwood@metroed.net
Norwood brings 20 years’ experience in technology and business, along with his experience as a parent, community volunteer, and executive running tutoring organizations. As he reflects on his call to positively impact the lives of the next generation Norwood comments: “God is definitely up to something.”
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Los Gatos-Saratoga Union
High School District
Term Expires: December 2021

Katherine Tseng

Governing Board Member & Audit Committee Rep  |  Email: ktseng@metroed.net
Ms. Tseng has served as Co-President for the Saratoga High School PTSO, Redwood Middle School PTA, Argonaut Elementary School PTA, Saratoga Education Foundation, Music Boosters, Saratoga High School Foundation and as a member of the Executive Board of Saratoga High School Sports Boosters. She has served for six years on the advisory board of the Saratoga Union School District and for the past year on the LGSUHSD Superintendent’s Advisory Council.
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East Side Union High
School District
Term Expires: December 2021

J. Manuel Herrera

Governing Board Member  |  Email: jmanuel@metroed.net
J. Manuel Herrera is a native of San Jose, an alumni of William C. Overfelt High School. He attended the University of Pacific and received his Masters Degree in Urban Studies from Occidental College.   Since July 2000, Mr. Herrera has been a program administrator for the National Conference for Community & Justice, a national human relations organization (now known regionally as the Silicon Valley Conference for Community & Justice).