Dr. Beth Polito
(650) 851-1571 ext. 4005
As superintendent, I am the chief executive of the school district. I work closely with our administrative team, parent leaders and Board of Trustees to guide and oversee the day to day operation of our school and district.
Prior to becoming the then Superintendent/Principal here in Woodside I spent 18 years at Saratoga Union School District as a student teacher, Middle School English and Social Studies teacher, Dean of Student Activities, Vice Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.
I have three professional credentials; a single subject credential in Social Studies, a K-5 multiple subject credential, and an administrative credential. I received my bachelors degree in Social Science from Cal Poly, SLO, my graduate degree in Education Administration from Santa Clara University and my Doctor of Education in Organization and Leadership from University of San Francisco.
I live in San Jose with my 16 year old son, husband and my daughter is a senior in college in Washington State.
My personal professional growth has focused on the areas of site and district leadership, women's leadership, Readers and Writers Workshop, Progressive Mathematics Instruction, Design Thinking, Social and Emotional Learning, Gifted and Talented Education, strategic planning and facilities development.
I have been fortunate to be a member of the Woodside team since 2016. As Director of Business Services, my role is to support instructional services, facilities, school lunches, budgeting, procurement, and employee benefits.
For the past 14 years, I have lived in Saratoga with my two sons, enjoying the outdoors and sports.
I began my career as an engineer, holding a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. When my two sons began attending public school, I became an active volunteer at their school and the local education foundation. This experience fostered my passion for education and launched my transition to a career in education. I started my career in education at Saratoga Union School District as their District Data Coordinator. My favorite part of this job was analyzing student data to help staff identify individual student needs. My experience at Woodside includes, student assessment and registration, compliance reporting, special education support, PowerSchool administration, accounts payable, payroll and budget monitoring.
I have a lot of respect for the education that the Woodside school community provides its students. My goal is to support this community to continue a tradition of excellence. I look forward to collaborating with administrators, teachers, staff, Woodside School Foundation, and Woodside PTA to provide the best possible education for Woodside students.
Marta Grau Batlle
Student Services Coordinator
Originally from Barcelona, I came to USA to pursue my Doctorate degree. I have been working in the field of social work, clinical psychology, and education for over 18 years in the USA and Europe. I completed my undergraduate work in psychology and social work, and my Master in Clinical Psychology in Barcelona.
I have worked as a school psychologist in USA public schools for over 10 years developing psychoeducational evaluations and providing psychological support and counseling to individuals, groups, and families, as well as coordinating strategic intervention for the management of individual and school-wide crises. I have also served as a clinical consultant for complex mental health cases of children and youth. In my work in education, I have experience developing, planning, and implementing a variety of programs for all students as well as providing leadership for the Special Education Departments.
In addition to my passion for education, my professional development has also been in the area of clinical psychology. After completing an Advance Seminar in International Trauma studies at Columbia University, I developed clinical partnerships with organizations that worked with victims of complex trauma (war victims, political asylum seekers, refugees, and survivors of genocide, and gender persecution), child protection services, and social exclusion of youth,
I am currently in the process of completing my Doctorate at the California Institute of Integral Studies with the specialization in East-West Psychology. My dissertation is centered in developing a whole-person approach to understanding and healing trauma using an integral psychology framework.
I am very excited to be at Woodside surrounded by a very supportive parent community and highly dedicated and knowledgeable staff. I am very enthusiastic to continue serving our community in my role as Student services Coordinator.