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
Drucilla Davis, a Program Analyst with AVID-CalSOAP/College Horizons Consortium, was nominated by Director Francie Tidey for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Davis's work helps SCOE provide underrepresented students a clear path to college through AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and the CalSOAP (California Student Opportunity and Access Program)/College Horizons Consortium. Among her responsibilities are overseeing the department's business and personnel procedures, tracking the budget, maintaining business relations with school districts and sites throughout the region, and coordinating conferences and training workshops. Her supervisor has commended her for showing initiative in developing improvements in office practices and procedures, demonstrating "an admirable conscientiousness and attention to detail," and exemplifying "team spirit in her interactions with colleagues and department managers." Her "dependability, punctuality and professional decorum" make her an asset to the program, says her supervisor. Ms. Davis has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since July, 1993.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Elizabeth Yeh, a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Teacher, was nominated by Principal Virgil Parrett for her contributions to the Student Programs Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Yeh teaches ROP's Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide courses, enabling her students to take and pass the California State Nursing Assistant Examination. She is active in promoting continuing education for educators, having presented a paper on Elder Care in the United States to the Department of Nursing at the College of Medical Technology in Hokkaido University, Japan. Ms. Yeh arranged for two Japanese nursing professors to visit Sacramento to learn about educating caregivers and providing housing and activities for the aging population. She is the author of How to Achieve Quality of Life and Care in a Nursing Home and served as a consultant for the textbook Nursing Assistant Fundamentals: A Patient-Centered Approach. Ms. Yeh's supervisor regards her as an exemplary employee because of the personal and professional attention she gives her students. "She strives to promote excellence in students' performance," says her supervisor. Ms. Yeh has been employed by SCOE since December, 1996.