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
Teresa English, a Secretary with Juvenile Court and Community Schools, was nominated by Principal Frances Smith-Small for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. English works at SCOE's Carson Creek Junior/Senior High campus located on the Sacramento County Boys Ranch. Ms. English is responsible for the timely preparation of numerous materials, including attendance reports, student transcripts, budget spreadsheets, and student enrollment/release materials. She informs parents of student progress when requested and provides ongoing support and assistance to the Carson Creek staff. Ms. English works as a team member with administration, teachers and support staff, and her efforts contribute to SCOE's working relationship with Probation staff. She is a member of the Transcript Committee and serves as Vice President of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools Educators Committee. Her supervisor says Ms. English is "dependable, punctual, and presents a professional appearance in meeting the responsibility of her assignments." Ms. English has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since October, 1998.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Craig Bradford, a Teacher with Juvenile Court and Community Schools, was nominated by Principal Carol Guardia for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Bradford serves as Teacher In Charge at SCOE's North Area Community School, where he teaches multiple subjects to students in grades 7-12. In addition to teaching an average of 20 students in the classroom each day, he serves an average of six students through the ISP (Independent Study Program). Mr. Bradford has established trust with his students, which opens the door to communication and the students' willingness to succeed in the Community Schools program. His supervisor comments that Mr. Bradford "becomes fully immersed in the subject matter, and the students' response, participation and success are evidence of his hard work. He has reached out to the community and brought in additional community resources for classroom presentations. He could even be seen earlier this year jumping off high places to bond with his students at the California State University, Sacramento, ropes course." Mr. Bradford is a member of the campus committee charged with developing a Single Plan for Student Achievement. Says his supervisor, "Craig is a leader amongst his peers. He has demonstrated the skills needed to work both individually and as part of a larger collaborative. As Teacher In Charge for this site he has successfully established a strong bond with his fellow teachers and para-educators to enhance the overall quality of the program for our students." Mr. Bradford has been employed by SCOE since August, 1996.