Board-Group

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.
Campbell Union High School District
Term Expires: December 2021
Linda Goytia
Governing Board President
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.
Santa Clara Unified School District
Term Expires: December 2022
Albert Gonzalez
Governing Board Vice President
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.
Milpitas Unified School District
Term Expires: December 2020
Michael Tsai
Governing Board Clerk
Mr. Tsai is a graduate of extremely competitive bay area public schools and a longtime tutor.  He understands what it takes for our students to reach the next level of academic success.  He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010.  Afterwards he worked with technology startups, and founded a successful tutoring business.
Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Term Expires: December 2020
Katherine Tseng
Governing Board Member & Audit Committee Rep
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.
San Jose Unified School District
Term Expires: December 2021
Brian Wheatley
Governing Board Member & Audit Committee Rep
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.  A member of the Evergreen School District,  he was elected as the Evergreen Teachers’ Association President in 2008 and stays abreast of education related topics and issues through Working Partnerships (WPUSA) trainings and workshops and by attending numerous California Teachers Association (CTA) and National Education Association (NEA) conferences.  Brian, who has lived with cerebral palsy his entire life, is a staunch advocate for all students, particularly those children who may have special needs. 
 
East Side Union High School District
Term Expires: December 2021
J. Manuel Herrera
Governing Board Member
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). He was elected to the ESUHSD Board of Trustees in 1990 and has demonstrated his leadership by chairing and serving on numerous subcommittees and in all board offices.