Don Geddis, Hillsborough School Board


School Board: Dec 2013 - Nov 2017

  • Board of Education, Hillsborough City School District
    President, Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
  • Hillsborough Recreation Commission
    Commissioner, Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Board Subcommittees: APG, Communications, Rec Commission
  • Board of Education, Hillsborough City School District
    Vice President, Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
  • Recreation Commission
    Chair, Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Trees/traffic subcommittee
  • APG subcommittee
  • Board of Education, Hillsborough City School District
    Governing Board Member
  • Recreation Commission
    Vice Chair, Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Trees/traffic subcommittee
  • APG subcommittee
  • Website subcommittee
  • Communications subcommittee

As of Summer 2013


Hillsborough Schools

  • Attended essentially all Hillsborough School Board meetings and Superintendent Coffees, at all four schools, over the last five years (100+ events).
  • Chaired the West School Site Council (1 year).
  • Served on the West Parent Group executive board (3 years).
  • Judged the West 5th-grade Innovation Lab Tech Challenge (3 years).
  • Served as West's Trustee Representative to the Hillsborough School Board (2 years).
  • Founded parent group web sites for all four schools (West, North, South, Crocker) and West Preschool.
  • Serving currently on Hillsborough Schools GATE committee (Gifted and Talented Education).
  • Serving currently on the Advisory Board for the district's after-school Workshop Education enrichment program
  • Collaborated with Superintendent Anthony Ranii since he first came to the Hillsborough School District as Principal of West Elementary.
  • Two daughters enrolled in West Elementary School.


  • Co-founded internet software company for web-based consumer comparison shopping. Raised two rounds of venture capital financiing. Successfully sold business to public corporation.
  • Participated as venture capital and angel investor in technology companies.


  • Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D., and post-doc research at Stanford University in Computer Science, with a specialty in Artificial Intelligence.
  • Founding webmaster for Stanford University.
  • Graduated from math/science/computer magnet high school in San Diego.
  • Attended primary schools in Southeast Asia (Okinawa, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong).


  • Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (and 3rd-degree black belt in Aiki Jujitsu)
  • Avid snowboarder
  • Coached girls JV volleyball at Sequoia High School (Redwood City)