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
Paul Bates, a Senior General Service Worker at the Lincoln Village Drive site, was nominated for his contributions to SCOE’s Support Operations Department by Director Ken Miller and the staff of Support Operations, Facilities, and Warehouse. Mr. Bates daily demonstrates a strong work ethic. According to his supervisor, he is “genuinely interested in doing the best job possible. On those days when his normal work duties do not fill the entire day, he seeks additional work. His positive and respectful communication skills with others are greatly appreciated. Mr. Bates is a friendly and courteous person. He has great organizational skills, plans for future activities, and takes care of equipment assigned to him.” His colleges consider him a great asset and enjoy the opportunities to work with him on team assignments. In Mr. Bates’ optimistic way, he always leaves each site with the comment, “Behave yourselves.” When Mr. Bates is making deliveries to school districts and SCOE sites, he really does go the “extra mile.” The Sacramento County Office of Education has employed Mr. Bates since January, 1988.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Dana Eagen, a Teacher with the Infant Development Program, was nominated by Principal Gina Guarneri for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Eagan is responsible for the education of 20 infants and toddlers with disabilities. This year he piloted the use of videotape on home visits, using footage of parent-child play as a training tool for families. He has also shared the videotape with those on his team representing other disciplines to facilitate comprehensive intervention planning. Mr. Eagan has developed a strong working relationship with the Sacramento City Unified School District Early Head Start program. This collaboration has resulted in joint parent education opportunities, combined field trips in the community, and coordinated service for families and young children. Mr. Eagan is also a valuable resource for the Infant Development Program staff. He has trained staff on the use of videotape on home visits, and the Portage: Birth to Three curriculum. He has assisted the SEEDS (Supporting Early Education Delivery Systems) staff in providing technical assistance to infant programs throughout California. Mr. Eagan’s supervisor says that he is an asset to the Infant Development Program and has a “positive, can-do attitude that is infectious.” Mr. Eagen has been employed by SCOE since August, 1993.