SILVIA EDWARDS — President
My husband and I moved to Woodside in 2005 because we wanted to send our children to Woodside Elementary School. I first learned about Woodside when I was an undergraduate at Stanford University. After completing my law studies, I served as a Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern Virginia before returning to the Bay Area to start a family.
The California School Boards Association states that the Board of Trustees must act “collectively and openly, [and] be guided by community interests.” and I take this principle to heart in my job as a trustee of Woodside Elementary School.
Woodside is an exceptional place to live, and the District’s children are its most treasured asset. Our school boasts small class size, a rich curriculum and dedicated teachers. As a board member, I will continue to strive to collaborate with staff, administration, parents and the community to continue Woodside Elementary School’s tradition of excellence.
JENNIFER ZWEIG — Vice-President
Ms. Zweig has three children currently attending Woodside School. In addition to her work on the parcel tax campaign, she has served on the school's site council, on the board of the Woodside School Foundation and on the PTA board. She also has volunteered as a room parent and in the school garden.
Ms. Zweig has a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College, and worked in the Boston public school system during her undergraduate years on creating and piloting a conflict resolution curriculum. She also worked as an investment banking analyst for four years.
Ms. Zweig stated that she and her husband "feel extremely lucky to have found Woodside and WES because this town, its school and its parents create an inspiring, welcoming and comfortable home for us as parents."
Jenny completed her undergraduate studies at Boston College with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from Duke University. Jenny’s career has been in finance at GE Capital in the Financial Management Program and strategy consulting at Bain & Co.
Woodside has been a special place for Jenny’s family since they moved here 40 years ago. The community involvement and support of the school was a big reason why she wanted to move back here and have her children attend Woodside School as she did.
KEVIN JOHNSON — Trustee
Kevin and his family have lived in Woodside since 2006 and he was elected to the Woodside Elementary School Board in 2011. Kevin has three children, all of whom have attended Woodside Elementary School.
Kevin is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP. He serves as a lead counsel for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups including Samsung, salesforce, Twist Bioscience, Twitter, Sony, Blackberry, Lifesize and Fitbit. Kevin is a trustee of SFMOMA and sits on the board of the engineering college at Cornell.
PETER BAILEY — Trustee
Peter Bailey and his family moved to Woodside 5 years ago - wife Victoria and 3 boys (at WES) - Will (9-4th), Andrew (7-2nd), Christopher (6-Kinder). Peter is a business executive currently serving as CEO of Vertical Communications, a technology services company serving mid and large enterprises. He is a product of a public school education in Seattle, WA followed by attending Princeton University where he received a BA in English. His interest in joining the school board of WES is to help support our teachers and administration in continuing to provide an amazing educational opportunity for our children.