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Brian Wheatley

Brian Wheatley

Board Member

Trustee Area #4 (See map)

Term Expires: December 2022

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Phone: 408-535-6078

Biography:

Born in New York,  Brian moved to Southern California with his mother and sister as a young child.  Upon graduating from high school, he received a scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he studied political science and met his future wife, Danielle.  Shortly after graduating from UCLA, Brian moved to Berkeley, CA and a few years later to San Jose, CA.  He began his career in public education with the Evergreen School District where he has worked as a teacher for the past 25 years.  A member of the Evergreen School District,  he was elected as the Evergreen Teachers’ Association President in 2008 and stays abreast of education related topics and issues through Working Partnerships (WPUSA) trainings and workshops and by attending numerous California Teachers Association (CTA) and National Education Association (NEA) conferences.  Brian, who has lived with cerebral palsy his entire life, is a staunch advocate for all students, particularly those children who may have special needs. 

Danielle, who began her career as a librarian with the City of San Jose, returned to school for a teaching credential and is now a kindergarten teacher in San Jose. The Wheatleys have two adult children; one a musician in New Orleans and the other a teacher at Overfelt High School in San Jose, CA.  In 2016, they became interim foster guardians to two teenage students from Ethiopia, helping them navigate a new country and new school. 

Schools Represented:

Committee Involvement:

  • Metropolitan Education District Governing Board, Alternate
  • Santa Clara County School Boards Association Executive Board (SCCSBA)
  • CAC – Special Education (SELPA IV), Representative
  • Budget Advisory Committee , Alternate
  • SJU Council of PTAs, Representative
  • Bond Oversight Committee – Measure H, Representative
  • Parcel Tax Oversight Committee – Measure Y,  Alternate