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Meet Your Trustees

The Moreland Board of Trustees is comprised of five elected Governing Board Members from the Moreland School District community.
Picture of Brian PenzelBrian Penzel, President
Brian Penzel was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2014; he previously served on the Board from 2011-2012.  A parent of three children, all of which attend Country Lane, Brian is married and lives in Saratoga.

Brian has been in the financial services industry since 1996. He is currently responsible for relationship management, project management, and implementation. In addition, Brian works on equity based benefit programs.

Brian is a CEP and Board Chair of the Corporate Services committee for APIC (Association of Professional Investment Consultants), and a Director Emeritus of Goodwill Industries of San Francisco having served with the board for 8 years.

  A former United States Army Captain, Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Management in Finance from Tulane University.
Picture of Board Trustee Heather Sutton Heather Sutton, Clerk
 Governing Board member Heather Sutton was elected in November 2006 after being appointed to the Moreland Board of Trustees in January, 2006. Mrs. Sutton lives in the Payne Elementary attendance area, is a life-long Moreland resident, Moreland alumna, and parent of three former Moreland students.  Mrs. Sutton served as President of the Payne Elementary Home and School Club, co-founded The San Tomas West Neighborhood Association, and continues to serve on a variety of school, district, city, and community committees and organizations.  
Picture of Board Trustee Julie Reynolds-GrabbeJulie Reynolds-Grabbe, Member
Julie Reynolds-Grabbe was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2012. She is a parent of one current and one former Moreland student at Easterbrook Discovery School (EDS) and has held many leadership roles over the years, including being a founding board member of the Easterbrook Neighborhood Association, a member, vice chair and chair of the San Jose District 1 Leadership Group, a former member of the MSD Community Board Advisory Committee (CBAC), a volunteer for Moreland Educational Foundation (MEF), an active member of EDS’ PTO Committee, and part of the executive team of San Jose's Walk n' Roll program.

Julie previously worked at Stanford University as an Associate Director of Operations.  Prior to that she worked at Apple as a Program Manager and NASA Ames Research Center in a variety of technical roles. Julie is excited to bring her many years of experience with information technology, people management, human resources, finance, facilities management and community building to her role as a Board Member.
(Filled by Moreland parent, Ryan Sales, in December 2018)