The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is one of 58 county offices located throughout the state. Approximately 650 regular and more than 950 temporary and substitute SCOE staff work year-round providing services that complement and supplement those offered by public school districts in Sacramento County.
Classified Employee of the Month
Jeanine Long, a Career Information Technician with the Workforce Development Department, was nominated by Project Specialist Margaret Fichtner for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Long is employed with the CalWORKS Job Coaching Program operated by SCOE's Workforce Development Department. Her primary responsibility is to recruit current and former CalWORKS participants to attend Regional Occupational Program (ROP) classes and the "Balancing Work, Self, and Family" workshop series. Ms. Long makes weekly presentations at area OneStop Career Centers and County Department of Human Assistance Job Talks. She also works at the SCOE-hosted Rancho Cordova OneStop serving walk-in clients and the ROP Employability Skills/Vital Link class students. She currently is helping develop SCOE's fourth Makeover and Fashion Show for CalWORKS recipients and has appeared on Channel 31's "Good Day Sacramento" morning show to share the budgeting and life skills tips she teaches her clients. According to her supervisor, Ms. Long has "a positive, can-do attitude and has been a super addition to the WDD team. She is always the first to volunteer to help, and is a role model for the community we serve." Ms. Long has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since March 2000.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Chris Cumberland, a Juvenile Court Schools Teacher, was nominated by Principal Mary Mack for his contributions to the Student Programs Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Cumberland is a teacher of science and driver education at the Carson Creek Junior/Senior High School campus located within the Sacramento County Boys Ranch. He additionally serves as Carson Creek's Teacher in Charge. His supervisor says that students, faculty, and Sacramento County Probation Department staff (who operate the Boys Ranch facility) have high regard for Mr. Cumberland. His outgoing personality, his enthusiasm, and his support of the students and instructional program make him a valued member of the Carson Creek team. Mr. Cumberland, who recently received his administrative credential, currently is enrolled in the Capital-Sierra School Leadership Center. He has been a member of the school site council for several years and currently serves as co-chair. Mr. Cumberland has been employed by SCOE since November 1997.