Fran Hjalmarson is a counselor at No Excuses University at Los Pen. Fran began working at Los Pen in 2003, the year that No Excuses University was born. Known to her students and families simply as “Mrs. H”, Fran is committed to supporting the social and emotional needs of her students in a way that facilitates academic success at the same time. By creating innovative and effective strategies, Fran has helped to positively impact the school climate, parent involvement, and community outreach at Los Penasquitos Elementary School. She is the author of the book, Differentiated Parent Support which details her personal journey and experiences engaging families in unique ways to support student success. Highly skilled at providing strategies of the Six Exceptional Systems, Fran works with educators across the country in an effort to support success for all students and families. Recently honored as the 2021 San Diego County Elementary Counselor of the Year, Fran lives in Poway, CA and earned her Masters in Counseling with a PPS from National University.