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
Wendi Beatty, a Staff Secretary with the Infant Development Program, was nominated by Principal Gina Guarneri for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Beatty provides staff support to an administrative team of four people, and 40 direct service providers housed at five different sites. In this role, she processes paperwork for staff, takes minutes of advisory and staff meetings, and is the communications "hub" for the Infant Development Program. She assists with budget tracking and reporting, and has contributed to the success of several major projects. Ms. Beatty additionally produces professional-quality announcements, agendas, and other print materials using graphics and photographs. Her supervisor says that Ms. Beatty is “a very dependable, highly skilled employee, friendly and helpful to all who call for assistance. She has a perfect combination of humor and work ethic – she has fun and keeps focused on work at the same time.” Ms. Beatty has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since September 1998.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Jim Chapman, a Regional Occupational Program teacher, was nominated by ROP Director Rick Bergman for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Chapman works at SCOE’s Carson Creek Junior/Senior High School located within the Sacramento County Boys Ranch facility operated by the Sacramento County Probation Department. He teaches high-risk students in the ROP Welding/Fabrication Program, bringing more than 30 years of occupational experience to his classroom. Students completing the program have obtained jobs with the Iron Workers Union and other fabrication businesses. His Welding/Fabrication Program is currently fabricating 100 beds for the future Boys Ranch expansion. Mr. Chapman serves on the ROP Shared Decision-Making Safety Committee and has been instrumental in revising his curriculum to ensure that each student receives state-of-the-art instruction. Recently, the Sacramento County ROP and the Sacramento County Probation Department formed a partnership to enable the construction of an on-campus welding/fabrication facility to be completed in March 2003. According to Mike Barta, Assistant Chief of Sacramento County Probation, “Mr. Chapman is one of the best instructors I have ever seen, and this welding/fabrication facility would not have come to fruition without Mr. Chapman’s expansion.” Says his supervisor, “Mr. Chapman’s ability and caring demeanor have won the trust of all the students at Carson Creek Junior/Senior High School who attend this program.” Mr. Chapman has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since March 1996.