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
Betty Pearce, a Management Information Specialist with the Sacramento County Regional Occupational Program (ROP), was nominated by Rick Bergman, Director III, for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Pearce currently works in the Attendance Accounting Office at SCOE’s Mather ROP site. She is responsible for processing more than 15,000 attendance-related documents. According to her supervisor, Ms. Pearce’s “attention to detail, her accuracy and her dedication to the organization are unprecedented.” Her colleagues and supervisors regard her as one of the most knowledgeable, helpful and professional employees with whom they have worked. Ms. Pearce is highly valued by her peers and supervisors for her ongoing efforts to improve effectiveness and efficiency, as well as her willingness to help others. Ms. Pearce has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since June, 1980.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Tom Woytus, a Regional Occupational Program Teacher, was nominated by Principal Linda Mitchell for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Woytus teaches the Construction Technology and Building Maintenance and Repair program at the Grant Skills Center. His program has greatly benefited the community by providing an educated and skilled labor force for the building trades, as well as constructing buildings and homes. In conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, his students have built a home every year for several years. Under his leadership, his students helped construct the new 20,000-square-foot WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) building in Sacramento. Through an outreach effort called Youth Build, Mr. Woytus worked with at-risk youth to construct four homes in various neighborhoods. His successful efforts to involve the Russian community have included taking Russian-speaking students to SCOE’s Sly Park Environmental Education Center to perform building repairs. Mr. Woytus has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August, 1990.