The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) celebrated the success of 17 students this year in two individual ceremonies held at its David P. Meaney Education Center. Proud family members along with jubilant teachers and staff enjoyed poignant ceremonies for those receiving certificates of completion through SCOE’s program for high school students and young adults with severe disabilities. The students will now make the transition to other education or job training programs.
These students represent SCOE young adult programs located throughout Sacramento County, including a class located at California State University, Sacramento. Many of these students have participated in SCOE special education programs throughout their educational years, starting in SCOE’s
Infant Development Program and continuing through young adulthood.
As part of the SCOE
Special Education Department, the SH (Severely Handicapped) Program provides services to students ranging from ages 3–22. SCOE supports a variety of students, including those who have visual impairments, mobility needs, or speech and language impairments. Programs are located at multiple school sites from 13 school districts within the county. Special education services are also provided at schools operated by Sacramento County Probation.
Students Being Recognized
CSUS Young Adult Class (Shawn O’Briant, teacher)
- Stanley Collins
- Kazou Lee
- Christina Seiss
- Stephanie Vang
Galt High School (Jessie Colinsworth, teacher)
- Raul Gutierrez, Jr.
- Matthew Narasky
Galt High School (Cathy Goodrich, teacher)
- Danielle Nadra
- Jessica Quiel
- Jose Sousa
Galt High School (Melanie Lee, teacher)
Inderkum High School Young Adult Class (Bernadette Kerwin, teacher)
- Carmen Donovan
- Jesus Flores
- Mai Lor
- Maya Walker
Jessie Baker Young Adult Class (Chad Hinton, teacher)
Rio Linda High School (Rachel Remner, teacher)
- Samuel Komnatskiy
- Samantha Moore