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
Kristie Marshall, a Staff Secretary in Instructional Support Services, was nominated by Director Vicki Alterwitz for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Marshall works in SCOE’s Middle Schools and Reading Intervention Programs. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of the department’s information database, monitoring the progress of projects, reproduction and distribution of training materials, and coordination of educational events. She is the key departmental contact regarding exempt temporary staff and professional development credits. Her supervisor says Ms. Marshall is “extremely conscientious, hard-working, a great team player, and demonstrates excellent public relations with community and district administrators.” Ms. Marshall has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since September 1998.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Lori Buckpitt, a Language, Speech, and Hearing Specialist, was nominated by Principal Jerri Scott for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Buckpitt works with SH (severely handicapped) students of all ages at the North Area Preschools, Reymouth School, Rutter Middle School, Cordova High School, and SCOE’s classroom at California State University, Sacramento. She is a member of SCOE’s team of professionals who provide comprehensive education and health services to students with disabilities. Ms. Buckpitt has consulted with teachers to assist them with the implementation of the SH Curriculum Guide and writing student goals and objectives to align with the state standards. She has attended the Trainer of Trainers workshop to administer the California Alternate Assessment (CAPA) and will be involved in training staff to administer the assessment. In addition to her work with students and their families, Ms. Buckpitt serves as a Digital High School Mentor and assists SCOE staff in accessing CTAP (California Technology Assistance Project) online training. She recently participated in the writing of the SH portion of SCOE’s technology plan. Her supervisor says Ms. Buckpitt’s dedication to her students is highly valued by families, and that “her expertise and commitment to providing exemplary services are noted and appreciated by teachers and therapists.” Ms. Buckpitt has been employed by SCOE since August, 2000.