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
Tere Torres, a Financial Analyst with the Financial Services Department was nominated by Coordinator Becky Taylor for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Torres provides budget and financial support to the SCOE-based Capital-Sierra School Leadership Center and to SCOE's Prevention and Student Services (PASS) Department. In addition to her ongoing responsibilities, she completes quarterly analyses of time documentation to facilitate SCOE's compliance with federal, state and local requirements. A major accomplishment of Ms. Torres was her development of a process to ensure accurate monthly documentation of employee time expenditures for SCOE grants. According to her supervisor, Ms. Torres is "very dedicated and always professional. She is self-motivated and always willing to offer assistance to co-workers — a real team-player." Ms. Torres has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August, 1999.
Certificated Employee of the Month
John Liddicoat, an ED Teacher, was nominated by Principal Judy Yamamoto for his contributions to the Special Services Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Liddicoat is a teacher of students with emotional disabilities at SCOE's Leo A. Palmiter Jr.-Sr. High School campus. According to his supervisor, Mr. Liddicoat is known as "the teacher who can teach any class presented to him" — one who can assume responsibility for a class known to have a particular "trouble spot" and by the year's end, have achieved "an outcome of stability" for the students. Mr. Liddicoat is highly regarded for the depth and breadth of skills he brings to the Palmiter campus, among them an impressive array of technology skills; extensive instructional and administrative experience; a "team approach" to working with students, families and staff; and an thorough knowledge of the subjects he teaches. He has served as Teacher-in-Charge, as a member of SCOE's Curriculum and Digital High School Committees, and as a member of numerous Palmiter campus committees. His supervisor says he is "passionate about the need for basic practical transitional life skills so that his students can learn to gain self-empowerment and success in 'life after high school.'" Mr. Liddicoat has been employed by SCOE since November, 1994.