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 SDCOE Employee Earns Leadership Award

​Brenda Hall, a lifelong educator and director of the North County Professional Development Federation, was honored for her outstanding leadership and regional involvement recently.

Hall, who works for the San Diego County Office of Education, received the Fran Aleshire Award at the San Diego North Economic Development Council’s Annual Business Luncheon Dec. 4.

Hall is a 2011 graduate of Leadership North County, a program of CSU San Marcos that seeks to cultivate leaders who will address issues unique to the North County region while developing harmonious relationships within the cities.

Each year the Leadership North County Alumni Network presents the Fran Aleshire Award to a graduate of the program who, in the spirit of community leader Fran Aleshire, exhibits the characteristics of great leadership. Individuals are nominated by their peers.

As an advocate for equity in education, Hall believes in the power of professionals from all industries combining their individual talents to collectively have an impact.

“Fran Aleshire's work, which led to the creation of Leadership North County, is a tremendous legacy and I am honored to receive this award in her name,” Hall said.

The North County Professional Development Federation is a collaboration representing the San Diego County Office of Education, the College of Education at California State University San Marcos, and 26 Northern San Diego County member districts. It helps districts leverage their professional development funding to get the most for their investments.

As director, Hall is responsible for designing and offering professional development opportunities that inspire educators to learn and adopt best practices in teaching and learning.

One nominator wrote, “She realizes how important it is to match the latest resources with education professionals to keep them up to date, informed and able to educate. Her daily work involves collaborating with many districts and providing a forum for educators to learn from each other.”

Information courtesy of CSU San Marcos. Read the full news article on the university’s website.