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 Joint Union High School District, Milpitas Unified School District, San Jose Unified School District and Santa Clara Unified School District.
Jim Canova – Email
MetroED Governing Board President
He represents the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) Board to MetroED. MetroED Term Expires: December 2017.
Mr. Canova was elected to the Santa Clara Unified School District Board in 1992 and his current term expires in November 2014. He owns and operates a service based business in the bay area. He attended Foothill College, studying Business Law & General Aviation. Mr. Canova works tirelessly in establishing Higher Academic Standards for more than 15,000 students including restoring Phonics instruction to the elementary grades, increased graduation requirements including Algebra and Foreign Language.
Teresa Castellanos – Email
MetroED Governing Board Vice-President
She represents the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) Board to MetroED. MetroED Term Expires: December 2018.
Ms. Castellanos coordinates immigrant programs for the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations. She is the mother of four district graduates, one from Lincoln High and three from the charter school Downtown College Preparatory. She would like to involve parents in schools. She has served on the Standing Advisory Committee as a representative for the Voluntary Integration Plan as well as the District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC). She has also served on the Curriculum Advisory Committee representing Special Education (SELPA IV).
Katherine Tseng – Email
MetroED Governing Board Clerk & Audit Committee Rep
She represents the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District (LGSJUHSD) Board to MetroED. MetroED Term Expires: December 2018.
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. She was one of the co-chairs of the LGSUHSD Parcel Tax, Measure A campaign – successfully leading the passage of the first ever district parcel tax. She currently serves as the Liaison to the District Audit Committee. She holds an M.A. in Statistics and has 15 years business experience as an actuarial consultant. She is the parent of two children, one an SHS graduate and one a current student of Saratoga High School.
Daniel Bobay – Email
SCCSBA Representative & Audit Committee Rep
He represents the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board to MetroED. MetroED Term Expires: December 2018
Mr. Bobay recently served as President of the MetroED Governing Board. He was first elected to the MUSD Board in November 2008 and his current term expires in November 2016. He was selected to represent MUSD to MetroED in January 2011. He serves as the MUSD President of the Board. Prior to his election, Mr. Bobay attended PTA meetings and was involved with other community organizations such as the Kiwanis Clubs child spree, the School District’s crab feed, PAL Soccer, and Rainbow Theater.
Linda Goytia – Email
MetroED Governing Board Member
She was appointed to represent Campbell UHSD. Her terms expires in December 2017.
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 and received a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship in 2004 to study education in Japanese schools. Before retiring in 2009, she chaired the District’s Domestic Violence Curriculum Project. Linda raised two sons who graduated from the CUHSD and feels deep ties to the community. She is also a strong advocate for adult education and career technical education.
Van Le – Email
MetroED Governing Board Member
She represents the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) Board to MetroED. She was elected to represent her home district to MetroED in December 2017.
Ms. Le has saved her District approximately $1 million in the operating budget by reducing expenses. She championed and implemented the Annual McKinney-Vento Program Holiday Dinner for students and families, which provides a warm dinner, gift cards, health check-ups and tickets to events such as San Jose Sharks, SaberCats, Harlem Globetrotters and Walking with Dinosaurs. She established the Children’s Moon Festival in 1992 to share the Vietnamese culture with the next generation, as well as new neighbors and communities.