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Jason Sholl Honored with Silicon Valley 40 Under 40 Award

July 31, 2018 by Jason Sholl 2 comments


Jason Sholl, Metropolitan Education District’s Public Information Officer, has been named an honoree by the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards for his influence and impactful work in local education and the Silicon Valley community. The Business Journal selects forty of the Valley’s rising business leaders for its annual issue. Sholl joins the list with some of the most prominent figures in Silicon Valley with a reputation as a creative innovator.

“Jason works tirelessly to deliver strategic solutions that attract students, parents, and business partners to our school programs,” said Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent of Metropolitan Education District. “We count on his leadership and commitment to steer our organization’s culture and spread our brand awareness in Silicon Valley.”

In the past two years, Jason has served as the creative visionary at Metropolitan Education District. He rebranded all print materials, produced videos, launched redesigned district and school websites, and won four statewide communications awards with the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA). He contributed to steady gains in student enrollment at both Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education.

“We count on Jason as our ‘one voice’ for the organization, responsibly communicating to our entire community,” said Marie de la Cruz, Chief Business Officer at MetroED. “He utilizes several tools to make sure our messaging is delivered clearly and consistently on our website, through social media, by email, text message, video, and also advertising campaigns.”

Jason actively communicates and shares information with Public Information Officers throughout California. He shares award-winning print marketing designs, feedback on education policies, strategies for social media, and innovating with streaming videos of public events.

Before joining MetroED, Jason was the Director of Digital Design and Media Services at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. He led video production, graphic design, and print production teams to win 15 Telly Awards, the premier award honoring outstanding content for television and online media. Before that role, he worked in Hollywood for Nash Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, and founded his own soccer e-commerce company.

About Metropolitan Education District: MetroED provides Career Technical Education and academic programs to over 2,600 high school and adult students in Santa Clara County. From its campus located centrally in San Jose, California, the district operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. Register for a free campus tour or get more information at:

Jason Sholl

Public Information Officer
Metropolitan Education District
Phone: (408) 723-4245