skip to main content

Our Board

The Las Lomitas Elementary School District (LLESD) Governing Board has five elected members, each serving a four-year term.  Elections are held in even-numbered years, and terms are staggered with either two or three seats open each election. Individuals interested in serving a term in office file for candidacy through the San Mateo County Elections Office.
You can email all five trustees at in your preferred language.
In November, three of our five trustee positions (currently occupied by Trustees Morimoto, Winikoff, and Moon) will be up for election/re-election. Please consider running for the board! Information about the 2024 Board of Trustees Election.

Superintendent Dr. Beth Polito hosted board-candidate information sessions on May 29 & 30 for anyone interested in serving on the LLESD School Board.  The recording can be accessed HERE

Responsibilities of the school board:
  • Set the district’s strategic vision, which helps ensure that there is always a true-north, multi-year roadmap for the district
  • Oversee the budget and ensure that the district spends community taxpayer dollars responsibly
  • Focus on governance (the “what” of the district) while deferring to staff for the day-to-day operations (the “how”)
  • Manage the superintendent, including her goals
  • Advocate for public education on behalf of students
Communications among trustees:
School board members are subject to the Brown Act, which prevents a majority of board members from discussing, deliberating, or taking action on items outside of school board meetings. Put simply, the board as a whole cannot discuss board action items outside of public board meetings.
Communicating with the Board: 
Community members are encouraged to provide feedback and input to the board. You can email all five trustees at You can also make a public comment during school board meetings. Please note that by law, the board is not permitted to respond to public comments during meetings if they are not related to an agenda item (since the public was not duly notified that these items would be discussed at the board meeting).
Board Members

Board Members

Heather Hopkins, Board Clerk

Heather Hopkins, Board President

Term expires December 2026

Committees: Policy Development, JCOP, Communications & Engagement, District Equity Team
Gautam Nadella, Clerk of the Board

Gautam Nadella, Clerk of the Board

Term expires December 2026

Committees: Collective Bargaining (LLEA), Budget

Jason Morimoto, Board President

Jason Morimoto, Board Member

Term Expires December 2024

Committees: Budget, Facilities, Foundation, San Mateo County Committee for School District Organization
Paige Winikoff

Paige Winikoff, Board Member

Term expires December 2024

Committees: Collective Bargaining (CSEA), JCOP

Laura Moon

Laura Moon

Term expires December 2024
Committees: Policy Development, Facilities, Communications & Engagement
Email the Board

Email the Board

Email Me a Copy
I'm not a Robot.
Thank you for your submission.