San Diego Education Fund Board of Directors 
Susan Hoekenga, MPA
University of Southern California, MS Public Administration, MS Gerontology
Michigan State University,BA Political Science
Retired Executive Director ElderHelp of San Diego.

"Young people are the future. They inspired and motivate me by facing challenges and their love of learning."
Christina Conley, Teacher, Rosa Parks 
SDEF Alumni
San Diego State University, MA, Special Education
San Diego State University, Teaching Credential

"As a graduate of Patrick Henry High School and SDEF alumni, I am honored to serve on the SDEF board and work with the next generation of Scholars in our community."

SDUSD Liaison

Kimberly N. Moore

Diversity & Inclusion Officer for San Diego Unified School District

NCEE/NISL Executive Development Program Facilitator

National University, MS Educational Administration and Supervision

San Diego State University, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential/CLAD

University of California, Los Angeles, BA English


"I’m thankful for the opportunity to partner with the San Diego Education Fund as we support aspiring teachers who will return to SDUSD and positively impact the schools and communities they serve."

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

 Nelson Mandela

Immediate Past President
Sharon D. Whitehurst, Ph.D.,
SDUSD Board of Trustees,
 Retired Certificated Staffing Administrator, SDUSD, Adjunct Faculty, College of Education-CSUSM
UCLA, Ph.D. Education
Duke University, MAT, Math and Teaching
Duke University, BA, Math and History

"I have dedicated my life to the needs of people."
Monica Grande, Special Education Early Childhood Specialist, Cherokee Point Elementary School
University of San Diego, MA and BA in Education with specialization in Early Childhood Special Education

"I have worked for 13 years at Cherokee Point Elementary as an Early Childhood Special Education Specialist. I am on the SDEF Board to return back the blessings I received as a student. The SDEF Teacher Scholarship made a big difference in my life and I know the impact it has on our Scholars."
SDUSD Liaison
Stephanie Kennedy, Human Resources Officer, San Diego Unified School District
National University, MA, School Psychology
Point Loma Nazarene University, Administrative Services Credential

"I love to work with people who have an interest in pursuing a career that speaks to them and that they feel passionate about. With SDEF, I have the opportunity to be part of seeing students pursue their passion of becoming teachers and working with future generations."
Board Member
Barbara Brown, Community Volunteer
MA, Education
BS, Nursing Education
Retired School Nurse

"I have been involved with education for over 50 years and believe it is the foundation of our country. I believe in supporting it with all my time and money."
Board Member 
Mary Montgomery (Johnson), Community Volunteer
Ohio University, BA
Honors Tutorial College 
Ohio Fellows Program

"With over 30 years of community service, including 22 years in San Diego, I love to connect our SDEF Scholars with the resources that make them thrive."