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
Betsy Bourne, a PC Support/Trainer with the Computer, Network and Telecommunications Support (CNTS) Department, was nominated by CNTS Director Jerry Jones, Coordinator Travis Ketchum, and WAN Coordinator Bob Carter, for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Bourne provides computer and technical support to SCOE teachers, administrators and support staff. She has played a significant role in upgrading the network infrastructure at several SCOE sites. In doing so, she has sought out solutions in regard to computer networking and has been an integral part of the team process in solving those problems. According to her supervisors, Ms. Bourne is a “dedicated, goal-oriented team player who exemplifies quality customer service and technical aptitude. She has worked very hard to see that the needs of program staff and students are addressed during the planning stages of network expansion, and her skills are highly regarded by teachers, administrators, and staff.” Ms. Bourne has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since February 1998.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Jerry Brooks, a Juvenile Court Teacher, was nominated by Principal John Polhemus for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Brooks teaches at SCOE’s El Centro Junior/Senior High School located within the B.T. Collins Juvenile Center (also known as Juvenile Hall). He currently teaches Language Arts and History and is utilizes the Accelerated Reading Program. His students, who face many academic and social challenges, benefit from Mr. Brooks’s teaching approach; in particular, they look forward to daily in-class guided discussions that engage them and make relevant the subject being taught. Says his supervisor, “Mr. Brooks is a very dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who interacts well with his students. He is extremely cooperative and pleasant with his peers, with Sacramento County Probation staff, and with the students with whom he works each day. His overall performance as a teacher has been excellent.” Mr. Brooks has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since January 1991.