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
Shenita Howard, an Instructional Assistant with Juvenile Court and Community Schools, has been nominated by PrincipalFrances Smith-Small for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Howard works with students at SCOE's Bowling Drive Training Center campus.
Among her responsibilities are observing student behavior to anticipate potential problems and assisting teachers in maintaining a controlled, safe classroom environment. She evaluates students' needs and provides appropriate one-on-one and group interventions to redirect behavior, as well as providing feedback to students to help them develop positive behaviors. Howard additionally assists in maintaining plans, records, and reports, including those concerning attendance, student progress, and lessons. She helps provide individual and group instruction in academic areas, assists in physical education instruction, and accompanies students on field trips. According to her supervisor, Howard "has been of invaluable assistance in the many transitions that have taken place" at the Bowling Drive site. "She is very dependable and dedicated to her profession. All of the students show the utmost respect for Shenita because she takes the time to get to know them as individuals and treats them with respect." Howard has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August 1996.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Lauren Roth, an ED Teacher, has been nominated by Principal Diana Mickela for her contributions to the Special Education/Special Services Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Roth is a teacher of emotionally disturbed students at SCOE's Leo A. Palmiter High School campus. She works with students who have a variety of needs and disabilities. Roth is an active member of the Leo A. Palmiter High School teaching team and has contributed greatly to the development of the school's student-operated Culinary Arts Cafe. Her colleagues commend Roth on her ability to serve as both a role model and friend to Palmiter High School students. Roth has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since 1996.