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Celebrating the Life and Career of Dr. Brenda McMahon (University of Carolina, Charlotte)

September 7th, 2017 by


UCEA is saddened to share that Dr. Brenda Judith McMahon passed away on August 16, 2017.  Born September 18, 1952 in Guelph, ON to Alice and Norman McMahon, Dr. Brenda Judith McMahon grew up in Forks of the Credit, ON with her siblings Lynda Shannon (Wayne), Norma McMahon, Kathi McAuley (Rob), Carol Calhoun (Crede) and Chris McMahon (Jane). Her family and friends were deeply important to Brenda and though distance often separated them, she was close with her nieces and nephews Steven, Drew, Cassandra, Michael, Caileigh, Patrick and Hanna, as well as her extended family Jesse, Ryan, Anne Marie and John. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Laurentian University in 1977, Brenda went on to achieve a Masters’ degree from the University of Toronto in 1999 and a Doctorate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 2004. As an accomplished educator, Brenda proudly taught at and was a Vice Principal with the Toronto District School Board (Scarborough) and as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership with Nippising, Florida State and North Carolina Universities. Throughout her career, Brenda was committed to her students, to the right order of race relations and to social justice. Passionate as she was about her family, education and career, Brenda also loved travelling. She enjoyed learning about different cultures, having new experiences and searching out great tequilas. From British Columbia, Alberta, Maryland and Sweden to Machu Picchu, Barbados and Jamaica. For more information or to leave a message for Brenda’s family please visit their virtual guest book

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