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
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.