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Board Recognizes November 2002 Employees of the Month

SCOE Employee Recognition logotype

​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

Rosana Chavez, a Senior Personnel Technician with Support Services, has been nominated by Director Cindy Moore for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Chavez works in the Personnel Department and is responsible for supporting activities involved in the recruitment, employment and hiring processes for SCOE Classified employees. Ms. Chavez is known for her exemplary communication skills and contact with co-workers, employees, managers and the public. According to her supervisor, Sue Young, "Ms. Chavez is always willing to help and has a smile for everyone. She has a 'can do' attitude demonstrating care, consideration and helpfulness. Ms. Chavez's efficiency helps everyone in Personnel be successful.” Ms. Chavez has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since September, 1993.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Vincent "Vince" Denny, an ED Teacher, has been nominated by Principal Judy Yamamoto for his contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Denny is a teacher of 11th-grade students with emotional disabilities at SCOE's Leo A. Palmiter High School campus. His instructional approach not only builds upon the strengths of his students, but also allows his students to progress both academically and behaviorally. According to his supervisor, Mr. Denny "always sets a fine example as a person of stature for his students to look up to and emulate." He encourages his students in many ways, from _assisting those who want to improve their academic skills through concurrent enrollment in community college during their senior year, to helping those who would rather use their skills in a training program to help them gain employment after completion of high school. Mr. Denny is supportive of his fellow faculty and has aided in the "School to World" transition program. He has served as the site's Library Grant Chairperson for the past two years and continues to expand his skills by attending professional development classes and workshops. Mr. Denny has been employed by SCOE since August, 1999.

Elinor Hickey, Rosana Chavez, Cindy Moore

November 2002 Classified Employee of the Month Rosana Chavez (center) receives a certificate of recognition fro​​m B​oar​​d Trustee Elinor Hickey and Cindy Moore.

Jamie Crum, Sylvia Ruiz, Judy Yamamoto

November 2002 Certificated Employee of the Month Jamie Crum​ ​receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Sylvia Ruiz (right) and Judy Yamamoto​.