Linda Goytia Appointed to MetroED’s Governing Board
Press Release…For Immediate Release
Metropolitan Education District Contact: Jason Sholl
760 Hillsdale Ave Public Information Officer
San Jose, CA 95136 (408) 723-4245
January 19, 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) has a new Board Member, Linda Goytia from the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD). In December, Goytia was appointed by the CUHSD Board to serve on MetroED’s Board beginning with the January 18 Organizational Board meeting. She previously served as a MetroED Board alternate.
MetroED consists of two programs—Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) and Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE), and is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that serves six high school districts: East Side Union High School District, Campbell Union High School District, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, Milpitas Unified High School District, Santa Clara Unified School District, and San Jose Unified School District. Each JPA district appoints a Governing Board Member to serve as a representative on MetroED’s Board for a two-year term.
Linda Goytia was elected to the CUHSD Board in 2012 and is the current Board President. Her term at CUHSD expires in 2020. Previously, she 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. In 2001, Goytia was the CUHSD’s Teacher of the Year and the CA League of High Schools Region V Educator of the Year. 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. Goytia 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.
Also at the January 18 Organizational Board meeting, Jim Canova of Santa Clara Unified School District was named the new MetroED Board President, Teresa Castellanos of San Jose Unified School District was named the Vice President, and Katherine Tseng of Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District was named the Board Clerk. Daniel Bobay from the Milpitas Unified School District was named MetroED’s Santa Clara County School Board Association (SCCSBA) Representative. Bobay and Katherine Tseng of Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District will continue to serve as MetroED’s Audit Committee Representatives.
MetroED provides career technical education and adult education programs to over 2,600 students in Santa Clara County. MetroED’s programs include Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center (SVCTE), formerly known as Central County Occupational Center (CCOC), and Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE), formerly known as the Metropolitan Adult Education Program (MAEP).