Board of Trustees

 
The District's Board of Trustees is elected by the community to provide leadership and citizen oversight for our schools. The 5-member Board works with the Superintendent to:
  • Set direction for the district
  • Establish policies
  • Provide accountability
  • Provide community leadership on behalf of the district and public education
Members of the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) Board of Trustees are elected by the public to four-year terms. Elections are held in even-numbered years and are by-trustee area on a staggered schedule. In 2022, trustee-areas, one, two, and three will be up for election. In 2024, trustee-areas four and five will be up for election. To locate which Trustee area you live in, type your address in the search bar at the top of the interactive by-Trustee area map.
 
 
Kalen Gallagher
Kalen Gallagher, President
(408) 761-2361
Trustee Area 5
Term expires 2024
 
Alternate Board representative to the MetroED Governing Board.
 
Kalen Gallagher grew up in San Jose and is a proud graduate of Westmont High School. After high school, Kalen attended UC Davis and quickly became involved in student government and worked on a wide range of issues including fighting to keep tuition low and increasing the funding for student recruitment and retention from low-income communities. Driven by his passion for service, Kalen attended law school at UC Davis School of Law, and continued his active involvement in campus life and student advocacy.  After graduating and passing the California Bar Exam, Kalen opted against taking a big firm job, instead deciding to teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in East San Jose. Recognizing technology's unique ability to drive widespread systemic and structural change, Kalen made the tough decision to leave the teaching job he loved to join an innovative education startup in 2011. After three years building the company, Kalen shifted gears - his current work at a non-profit focuses on helping schools across California be more equitable and inclusive for all students. Kalen is passionate about solving the district's biggest issues and would love for you to join the movement.
 
Stacey BrownStacey Brown, Board Clerk
Trustee Area 3
Term expires 2022
 
Stacey Brown was born and raised in the New York Tri-state area.  After receiving her engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and because Silicon Valley is the "If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere" place for engineers, she relocated to San Jose.  Stacey worked for a legendary Silicon Valley software company in a range of positions from software development to systems integration, implementation and sales.  She started her own highly successful consulting firm, learning firsthand about leadership, fiscal accountability, and building great teams of people.
Stacey’s favorite role is mother to her two sons, both products of the Campbell Union High School District.  Her volunteerism started in the classrooms of her son’s elementary school and led to serving on the Cambrian School Board from 2010 to 2014.  Stacey is enthusiastic about transforming the high school experience to best prepare our students for their future livelihoods in the 21st century.  She invites us all to take that journey together and can be contacted any time.
 
Linda GoytiaLinda Goytia, Board Alternate Clerk
(408) 230-7414
Trustee Area 4
Term expires 2024
 
Linda Goytia is also the Board representative on the MetroED Governing Board.
 
Linda Goytia taught in the Campbell Union High School District for 38 years, raising two sons who graduated from the district. 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.After retiring, Linda continued subbing and volunteering in the district before seeking service as a board member. She hopes to “be an advocate for student success by creating opportunities for parents, teachers and the community to provide the critical context for decision-making.” Your news, insights, comments and concerns are welcome. Linda can be contacted any time. 
 
Kristiina AlmeidaKristiina Almeida
Trustee Area 2
Term expires 2022
 
Kristiina Almeida grew up in San Jose and is a proud graduate of Leigh High School. After high school, she went on to graduate from UC Davis with a BA in Spanish and Communications. Kristiina taught 4th and 5th-grade classes in Texas, where her students’ progress led her to pursue an even greater impact as an educator. As a result, she was selected to coach new teachers and now has notable experience in designing professional development and teacher learning opportunities. Her work as an instructional coach has enabled her to see teachers in multiple district settings, providing her with a broad view of the education landscape in Silicon Valley.  Currently, Kristiina teaches a 3rd-grade bilingual immersion class in San Jose. Her daily experience in the classroom gives her a unique and important perspective as a trustee.  Additionally, Kristiina has experience teaching a law-related education class to youth in the juvenile justice system in Santa Clara County as well as being appointed as a court-appointed advocate as a youth mentor. Kristiina supports the district's goals of achieving equity, closing the achievement gap, and providing our students with social and emotional support. She is passionate about student success and can be contacted any time.
 
Robert VarichRobert Varich
Trustee Area 1
Term expires in 2022
 
As a local business owner, recent three-term Moreland School District Trustee and alum of local high schools, Robert Varich brings a wealth of experience to the Campbell Union High School District School Board. Trustee Varich grew up in the district and has owned Pinnacle One Insurance Agency and Allstate Insurance, on Saratoga Avenue in the C.U.H.S.D attendance area for 30 years.Robert's school Board experience began in 2004 on the Moreland School Board where he held leadership positions including board president and board clerk. During his tenure on the Moreland School Board, the Board turned around a struggling school –  the lowest scoring elementary in the county, selected and hired three superintendents and saw the Moreland district and staff recognized for state and national awards including 4 CSBA Golden Bell awards, 3 SCCSBA Hoffman awards and the prestigious National School Boards Assoc.’s Top Award, The Magna Award. Robert's focus while serving on the CUHSD Board will include: Student safety, Customer service, Fiscal responsibility, with a special focus on voter-approved Bond Projects.