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Board Recognizes December 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

Petra White, Secretary with Juvenile Court Schools, has been nominated by Principal Frances Smith-Small for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. White works at SCOE's school site within the Sandra L. Larson Youth Center. Her responsibilities include meeting with parents to discuss placement concerns, keeping school transcripts current, and maintaining student attendance counts. According to her supervisor, Ms. White cares deeply about her work and maintains good working relationships with colleagues. Ms. White has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since May 1998.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Jamie Crum has been nominated by Principal Gina Guarneri and Program Specialist Pat Murphy for his contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Crum teaches in SCOE's Infant Development Program (IDP) in the north area of Sacramento County. He serves families in their homes to help facilitate the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities. He is a member of a team that provides comprehensive assistance ​and guidance to parents and children. Mr. Crum is responsible for all components of teaching: assessment, program planning, intervention, and family support and assistance as children transition to preschool at age three. In addition to his work with students and families, Mr. Crum serves as a member of the Family Connection Committee, which plans family support activities for families enrolled in the IDP. He has mentored and supported three parents who have become active and valuable Parent Leaders in the IDP. Mr. Crum also serves on the Technology Planning Committee, sharing his expertise in technology with staff to help enhance program resources. He has assisted with the SEEDS (Supporting Early Education Delivery Systems) verification process and has provided training to IDP staff on the use of curriculum and assessment. According to his supervisors and colleagues, Mr. Crum "is very giving: he is always willing to share his time, knowledge and insights with co-workers. He starts his professional observations and conversations with-'what is working,' focusing on identifying the positive interactions between children and parents, in all of the families with whom he works." Mr. Crum has been employed by SCOE since June 2001.

Chris Woods, Frances Smith-Small, Petra White

December 2002 Classified Employee of the Month Petra White (right) receives a certificate of recognit​​ion fro​​m Boar​​d Trustee Chris Woods and Frances Smith-Small.

Harold Fong, Jamie Crum

December 2002 Certificated Employee of the Month Jamie Crum​ ​receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Harold Fong.