Hall of Fame Winner

Recognizing distinguished alumni from Oceanside High School

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Glenda (Bedwell) Kimbrel


Hall of Fame Inductee for

Community Service

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“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” Jesus Christ. – John 13:15

After graduating from OHS I attended MiraCosta College and UC Santa Barbara receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling & my Pupil Personnel Credential from SDSU and also my Marriage, Family & Child Counseling License from the State of California.

I worked with the San Diego Municipal Court System, County Welfare Department and the County Juvenile Probation Department. In 1974, I began my work as a Counselor/Child Abuse Investigator with the Oceanside Police Department.

In 1986, I was hired with the OUSD as a Counselor, starting at El Camino High School; then in 1990, I came home to OHS, until retiring in 2006.

The Lord has guided me in every aspect of my life. I served on the Del Oro Hills Community Church Leadership Board and I am currently an active member of New Song Community Church.  

In 1986, I joined the OHS Foundation and have been working on different committees and holding various offices.

What motivates me is my faith and love for Jesus Christ. To “lead like Jesus” has been my desire in all that I do. God has given me the most precious family with Pat, our son Beau, his wife Tiffany, and our two grandchildren, Mariah and Luke. My parents, Doc and Alicia Bedwell, were guiding lights in my life and my sister, Gloria Carranza, has always been an inspirational support. I am truly grateful for the life the Lord has blessed me with.

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