Elizabeth “Beth” Brizendine Hall was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to the Bay Area in 1991. She attended University High School and lived in Mill Valley. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Beth began working with elementary and preschool-aged children and discovered her passion for teaching. She obtained her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University and began teaching grades 2 and 3 at Prospect Sierra School in the East Bay. After 18 years of classroom teaching, Beth began her path towards a career in school leadership by obtaining her Masters of Arts from the Klingenstein Leadership Academy, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, in Private School Leadership. She began her time at Hamlin as a Grade 3 Head Teacher in 2017 and was appointed Lower School Division Head in 2019. She lives in San Rafael with her husband, Ryan, and their two children, Calvin, age 13, and Alamere ‘26, age 10.