Jennie Mauer

Credentials: Lecturer


Portrait of Jennie Mauer


Jennie Mauer joined Wisconsin Head Start Association (WHSA) as their executive director in 2020, supporting the organization and the Head Start community through the pandemic and the organization following several leadership changes. Prior to joining WHSA, Jennie was the Head Start Collaboration Director at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, where she served as a key connection between grantees and state initiatives and services that also support Head Start families.

Jennie lives in Madison, Wisconsin and in her free time she loves to spend time exploring with her daughters, Charlotte and Violet, and her husband Raja. She also teaches canoeing and kayaking to adults and children.


  • MPA, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison, legal studies and French


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