Elizabeth Veal, MA

Director, SMCOE Teacher Residency at Alder GSE

Elizabeth D. Veal is a native of San Francisco. The importance of education was something her parents (both public school educators) instilled in her early on in life. She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years and has served students and families from both historically underserved and affluent communities. Elizabeth began her career with SFUSD, where she worked as a Kindergarten Teacher/Mentor Teacher and an elementary Vice Principal. She then brought her equity leadership to the Peninsula, serving as an elementary Principal in the San Carlos and Hillsborough City School Districts. Recently, after 17 years as a Site Administrator, Elizabeth returned to her love of teaching and research and joined the Teacher and Administrator Development Team at the San Mateo County Office of Education. This year, while working to launch the first county office/Alder GSE Teacher Residency partnership with six districts in San Mateo County, she also coordinates and mentors beginning administrators in the Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (Tier II).

Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Education and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University, and a Master’s degree in Education and Administrative Services Credential from the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) at the University of California, Berkeley.

When she isn’t working hard to disrupt inequities in our educational system, Elizabeth can be found trying new interior design and organizational trends and enjoying time with her friends and family.