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
Linda Lundquist, an Accounting Technician with District Fiscal Services, was nominated by Coordinator Debbie Honsa-Holden for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Linda Lundquist’s primary duties include auditing school district claims for legality, documentation and correct coding, as well as filing and processing deposits, transfers, journals and manual warrants. She has played a key role in streamlining operations, including computerizing most forms that were previously compiled manually or typewritten. Ms. Lundquist has also worked with the County Auditor's Office to electronically send warrant information and to computerize and streamline warrant reporting. According to her supervisor, Ms. Lundquist has been especially helpful in training other staff and is known for being “patient and thorough, willingly pitching in and helping with whatever is needed.” She currently is in the midst of a challenging new project – preparing archival materials for shipment to SCOE’s new storage facility. Ms. Lundquist has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since April, 1991.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Barbara Lambert, a teacher at the South Area Community School, was nominated by Principal Frances Smith-Small for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Barbara Lambert teaches ninth- and tenth-grade students in a self- contained classroom, covering all subject areas. She is a participant in the California School Leadership Academy and is a Community Schools Site Council representative. Her supervisor says that Ms. Lambert “consistently demonstrates the ability to recognize individual differences in establishing student goals which are commensurate with academic potential. She has the ability to use positive, firm, fair, consistent and appropriate behavior management techniques.” She also “demonstrates the ability to organize and present instruction in a manner that will promote optimal learning opportunities for all of her students. She encourages and utilizes student ideas, interests, talents and special abilities in developing the content of lessons and provides students with frequent feedback of successes.” Ms. Lambert has been employed by SCOE since January, 1998.