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  • The Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Trustees is comprised of seven members, elected at large to serve 4-year terms.

    Citizen oversight of local government is the cornerstone of democracy in the United States. School board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing a community’s public schools. The role of the school board is to ensure that school districts are responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of their communities. Boards fulfill this role by performing five major responsibilities:

    • Setting direction
    • Establishing an effective and efficient structure
    • Providing support
    • Ensuring accountability
    • Providing community leadership as advocates for children, the school district, and public schools

    These five responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to a school system’s accountability to the public that they can only be performed by an elected governing body. Authority is granted to the board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, board members fulfill these responsibilities by working together as a governance team with the superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the community.

    Jim Canova 

    Board Member
    (408) 423-2006
    jcanova@scusd.net
    Term Ends: November 2022
    Trustee Area 1 - Old Alviso Elementary Area

    • North – SF Bay 
    • South – Gianerra/Nelson/River Oaks 
    • East – Coyote Creek v West – Calabazas Creek

    Albert Gonzalez

    Board Member
    (408) 246-6252
    asgonzalez@scusd.net
    Term Ends: November 2024
    Trustee Area 2 - Old Jefferson Union Elementary Area 

    • North – Tasman/River Oaks/parts of Hwy 237 & Caribbean Dr
    • South – Pruneridge
    • East – San Tomas Expressway/Central Expressway/parts of De La Cruz/North First/Zanker & Coyote Creek
    • West – Wolfe/Golden Oak/Ironwood

    Bonnie Lieberman

    Board Clerk
    (408) 423-2006
    blieberman@scusd.net
    Term Ends: November 2024
    Trustee Area 2 - Old Jefferson Union Elementary Area 

    • North – Tasman/River Oaks/parts of Hwy 237 & Caribbean Dr
    • South – Pruneridge
    • East – San Tomas Expressway/Central Expressway/parts of De La Cruz/North First/Zanker & Coyote Creek
    • West – Wolfe/Golden Oak/Ironwood

    Jodi Muirhead

    Board President
    (408) 444-6160
    jmuirhead@scusd.net
    Term Ends: November 2022
    Trustee Area 2 - Old Jefferson Union Elementary Area 

    • North – Tasman/River Oaks/parts of Hwy 237 & Caribbean Dr
    • South – Pruneridge
    • East – San Tomas Expressway/Central Expressway/parts of De La Cruz/North First/Zanker & Coyote Creek
    • West – Wolfe/Golden Oak/Ironwood

    Vickie Fairchild

    Board Vice President
    (408) 408-423-2006
    vjfairchild@scusd.net
    Term Ends: November 2022
    Trustee Area 2 - Old Jefferson Union Elementary Area 

    • North – Tasman/River Oaks/parts of Hwy 237 & Caribbean Dr
    • South – Pruneridge
    • East – San Tomas Expressway/Central Expressway/parts of De La Cruz/North First/Zanker & Coyote Creek
    • West – Wolfe/Golden Oak/Ironwood

    Andrew Ratermann 

    Board Member
    (408) 423-2006
    aratermann@scusd.net
    Term Ends: November 2022
    Trustee Area 3 - Old Santa Clara City Elementary Area

    • North – Bayshore 101
    • South – Pruneridge 
    • East – San Jose Airport 
    • West – San Tomas Expressway

    Michele Ryan, Ph.D. 

    Board Member
    (408) 673-1620
    mryan@scusd.net
    Term Ends: November 2024
    Trustee Area 3 - Old Santa Clara City Elementary Area

    • North – Bayshore 101
    • South – Pruneridge 
    • East – San Jose Airport 
    • West – San Tomas Expressway

Contact

  • Cory Sanfilippo
    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees
    (408) 423-2006
    csanfilippo@scusd.net

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