Grace Mah

As a five year member of the Santa Clara County School Board, I bring experience, breadth, and an open and thoughtful governance style to the Board. Please surf this website to see why you should re-elect me on November 6. I would appreciate your support.

Re-Elect Grace Mah for Santa Clara County School Board 2012

San Jose Mercury News Endorses Grace Mah:

“Mah has a vast array of civic experience in addition to her nearly six years on the board.”
“Incumbent Grace Mah is the best choice.”

Listen to the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum
October 10, 2012
Crittenden Middle School, Mountain View

Start at 34:05 time stamp if you don’t have time for the full 45 minute forum.

EXPERIENCE
  • Served five years as Governing Board of Education Trustee, Trustee Area 1
  • Interviewed and hired two county superintendents
  • Approved budgets
  • Authorized charter schools, revoked charter schools
  • Carried out the appellate responsibilities for interdistrict transfers and expulsion appeals
BREADTH
  • The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is the sixth largest county office in California
  • We have over 270,000 students, 31 school districts, and over 13,000 teachers
  • Our annual budget is $260,000,000
  • We serve students from birth through high school graduation
  • Focused on early childhood education, contributing to the Early Learning Master Plan
  • Member of the Head Start Policy Council
  • Board commissioned a WestEd study to evaluate our alternative education schools
LISTENING
  • Completed the Masters in Governance Certification by CSBA (California School Boards Association)
  • Committed in East San Jose PACT (People Acting in Community Together) meetings to support elementary education for underserved children
  • Attended all focus group meetings at the alternative schools to hear parents, students, and teachers talk about improvements to Alternative Education
  • Attending Los Altos School District board meetings
  • Attending Bullis Charter School board meetings
  • Toured Washington Elementary School in San Jose in response to community concerns about Rocketship Charter School location