Metropolitan Education District

Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers

May 2021 CTE Newsletter

Read about May 2021 CTE Newsletter

JUNE 3, 2021
CTE Issue 5
Superintendent's Message
As a young adult, I was influenced by positive experiences and mentors who inspired me to become an educator. Today, I consider myself lucky to work alongside such a capable group of professionals. It takes everyone at MetroED to work together to ensure things run smoothly for our students.
Throughout the past month of May, we celebrated our students and recognized our employees.
Our staff members have kept the wheels turning each day throughout this past school year here at MetroED. Through the twists and turns of the year, there has been one constant – the commitment and genuine care for students and each other that each of our staff members display across the district.
I feel an immense appreciation for each who work collectively to serve students. And as we plan for the 2021-22 school year, I am very optimistic about the future.
With gratitude,
Alyssa Lynch
A Special Thank You Message from Superintendent Alyssa Lynch
SVCTE Awards Ceremony Video
Virtual Awards Ceremony
On May 21, Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) hosted the 52nd Annual Virtual Award Ceremony.
Certificates and financial awards were presented to over 200 SVCTE students in two main categories: Outstanding and Achievement.
The awards started at $75 to $250 and were donated by various businesses, organizations, individuals, SVCTE instructors, and former students.
MetroED Foundation President, Jim Stoch, awarded 66 Electrical Maintenance and HVAC students over $45,000 in tools through scholarships. Students qualified based on their attendance record, course grade, and assignments. 
To learn more about SVCTE visit
SVAE Graduation Video
2021 SVAE Graduation Ceremony
Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) held its annual adult education graduation virtually on May 28. Diplomas, caps and gowns were distributed before the event and all 41 graduates met virtually via Zoom.
Watch the virtual event and hear the personal stories of student speakers Victoria Vasquez and Fernando Ramirez. Luz Maria Gamboa, SVCTE Medical Assistant Program instructor, shares a memorable keynote address.
Special awards and scholarships to students continuing their educational goals included:
Lifelong Learner
  • Victoria Vasquez (High School Diploma graduate)
Outstanding Graduate
  • Fernando Ramirez (High School Equivalency graduate)
  • Alexander Thompson
  • Anna Li Glass
  • Daisy Mendoza
  • Maria Angeles
  • Mariah Duarte
  • Marlene Osuna
  • Victoria Vasquez
Congratulations to all our adult education graduates!
Featured News & Spotlights
Celebrating Our Team
MetroED is rich with talented and dedicated employees. EVERY staff member has an important role, responsibility and stake in the success of our students.
We are incredibly proud of all employees. Their efforts are especially notable given this extraordinary school year! Annually we honor staff with our Employee of the Year, recognize our retirees, and acknowledge our staff for service milestones. Please enjoy our May 2021 virtual employee recognition celebration.
SVAE Announces
Drew Foerder as Principal
Drew was selected as Principal of Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) beginning July 1.
Drew currently serves as the SVAE Assistant Principal. He provides a sense of care and concern when leading, and has developed and fostered relationships amongst the faculty and support staff. 
We look forward to his continued leadership and dedication to the Adult Education Program and the Metropolitan Education District. 
MetroED Classified Employee of the Year
Mery Cheung was selected as Metropolitan Education District's Classified Employee of the Year!
On June 2, Superintendent Lynch unveiled MetroED's Spotlight Parking thanking Mery for her efforts showing the importance of determination, teamwork, and collaboration. Congratulations! We are proud of you and we know there is more to come!
SVAE Summer Courses
Silicon Valley Adult Education
Summer Courses Coming Soon
SVAE will offer four weeks of summer school classes beginning July 6 - July 29 including continuing education, career field training, and job readiness skills.
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m and 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more information on the summer course offerings visit or call 408-723-6450.
Help Us, Help You by Taking Our Survey
Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) is working to gain a better understanding of how our website, is being utilized. This includes our SVCTE and SVAE sites. The survey will assist us in redesigning our website.
Thank you in advance for your feedback completing this short, five-minute survey and for assisting us in making our website more useful, easier to navigate, and a better experience for our visitors.
MetroED Board Updates
Metropolitan Education Governing Board agenda posts on our website 72 hours before a meeting. Please refer to the meeting agenda for times for any scheduled Work Study Session, Closed Session, or Open Session.
Visit our Agenda Online page to view upcoming MetroED Board meeting agendas, past meeting minutes, and access our MetroED Board Policies.
Next meeting: Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Join the Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID:  833 3165 8423 |  Passcode:  872217
July 5 | Independence Day Observed
July 6 - July 29 | SVAE Summer School
August 10 | First Day of School SVCTE
August 11 | First Day of School SVAE
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