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Beth Polito

Dr. Beth Polito

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Dr. Beth Polito has been named the finalist to become superintendent for the Las Lomitas Elementary School District. In February, Las Lomitas commenced a search for a new superintendent upon current superintendent Lisa Cesario notifying the board of her retirement plans. Dr. Polito’s appointment will be voted on by the school board in open session at the May 8 school board meeting starting at 7PM in the La Entrada Multi-Use Room.

“After a nationwide search, as a board, we were very happy with the candidate pool and all the candidates we met and interviewed. The strength and experience of the applicants really reflects the high achievement and high expectations of our entire school community,” said John Earnhardt, President of the School Board. “We are extremely pleased to attract someone of Dr. Polito’s caliber. Her experience as a sitting superintendent, as well as her background as a teacher and school site and district administrator, all in the Bay Area, make her uniquely qualified to lead our district. Additionally, her doctoral dissertation was on curriculum development and her academic qualifications are of the highest level. Her listening skills and reputation as a kids-first administrator will well serve all of our students, our teachers and our community. We have one of the best school districts in the state and I am excited for our school community that Dr. Polito is our finalist and could make it even better.”                         

Beth Polito is currently the Superintendent of Woodside Elementary School District where she has served for the last eight years. Prior to her time in Woodside she spent 18 years in the Saratoga Union School District where she began her career as a Middle School English and Social Studies teacher. Her administrative career includes positions as Dean, Vice Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.

Beth is originally from Ontario, Canada and spent the majority of her public schooling in Northern New Jersey. She came west to attend college near friends. Beth graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Social Science, Santa Clara University with a Graduate degree in education administration and the University of San Francisco with a doctorate in educational leadership.

Beth is married and has two wonderful children, a daughter who is 23 and a son who is 18. Beth and her family live in San Jose. Beth’s husband, Dominic, is an insurance defense litigator.