The district's school board confirmed Goldman in a Thursday, May 13, closed session as the successor to current Superintendent Maurice Ghysels.
Last November, then-school board President Phil Palmer identified Goldman as the future district head.
Ghysels announced that he would step down July 1 to take a position with Santa Clara County's Office of Education.
Goldman is currently the district's chief financial officer — a position he has held for the past three years. Before that, he was the principal of Huff Elementary School for nine years.