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
Relda Yeoman, a Program Analyst with the Training, Development and Research Department, was nominated by Director Niel Malvetti for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Among Ms. Yeoman’s primary responsibilities are providing support to the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon and the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program. Her supervisor says Ms. Yeoman interacts regularly with high-level district administrators, principals, teachers and other staff, as well as members of the community, and that “all of these encounters are characterized by an exceptional professional demeanor, technical competence, and easy-going friendliness.” Ms. Yeoman has refined the multiple processes and actions of both the Academic Decathlon and the Teachers of the Year Program, with resulting compliments from many stakeholders. In addition to her willingness to help fellow employees, Ms. Yeoman serves as a member of a SCOE committee leading the transition to an online printing system. Ms. Yeoman “brings to all her work that special combination of a ‘can-do’ attitude and highly regarded technical expertise,” says her supervisor. Ms. Yeoman has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since December, 1997.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Steffani LaZier, a teacher at the Sly Park Environmental Education Center, was nominated by Principal Stephen “Hoppy” Hopkins for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. LaZier works primarily with sixth grade students at SCOE’s outdoor school located within the El Dorado National Forest, near Pollock Pines. According to her supervisor, Ms. LaZier “creates an exciting, educationally sound, safe learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, for all of her students. She has a solid base of knowledge and skills and uses a variety of teaching strategies to augment the outdoor learning experience for her class.” She is highly regarded for presentation style and her hands-on lessons in environmental education, which keep her students on task and attentive to their learning objective. Ms. LaZier, says her supervisor, “has innovative ideas about future directions for the environmental education curriculum and works diligently as a valued member of the Sly Park instructional team.” Ms. LaZier has been employed by SCOE since September, 1997.