Wendi Mahaney-Gurahoo

Wendi Mahaney


Trustee Area #5: (See map)

Term Expires: December 2024

Phone: (408) 535-6078

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wendi Mahaney-Gurahoo has dedicated her nearly 30-year career to helping children succeed in school and thrive in life. She has a B.A. in Child Development from California State University, Chico and an M.S. in Management, Organizational Leadership, and Change from Colorado Technical University. Wendi began her career as a special education preschool teacher and is currently the Interim Chief of Early Learning at FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. She believes that high-quality education is the pathway to success for our children and our communities. Wendi and her husband, Jason, are rooted in the Almaden community and enjoy walking the Los Alamitos Creek Trail. Wendi has a son currently enrolled in a San José Unified high school, an older son who graduated from San José Unified schools, and a daughter-in-law who teaches in San José Unified. In addition, Wendi is involved in a variety of education-related leadership positions, including: Chairperson of the City of San José Library and Education Commission, Local Early Education Planning Council of Santa Clara County, Parents Helping Parents Advisory Board, and the Warmhoven Institute for Inclusion Advisory Board.

Schools Represented:

Committee Involvement:

  • SJU Council of PTAs, Representative
  • Budget Advisory Committee, Representative
  • Bond Oversight Committee – Measure H, Representative
  • Parcel Tax Oversight Committee – Measure Y, Alternate


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