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
Alan Galbraith, a Web Developer, was nominated by Technology Services Director John Fleischman and OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network) Director Linda West for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Galbraith is responsible for the design and maintenance of the OTAN Web site and other related Web sites. He also produces education-related electronic, video and print materials. Mr. Galbraith has been instrumental in establishing SCOE's video production capability. He has assisted in the selection of production and post-production video equipment, as well as taking the lead in the design and determination of equipment for the video studio now under construction at SCOE's new Mather facility. He has worked on more than two dozen video projects in schools throughout California, setting up and filming a variety of classroom situations. Following the shoots, he collaborates with teacher-editors to turn out smooth and professional video products. His videos have been shown at a number of professional conferences, always with positive audience response. Mr. Galbraith has shown an impressive ability to research and select appropriate computer software, master new applications and apply newly acquired skills to effectively complete assigned tasks. According to his supervisors, Mr. Galbraith's technical knowledge, flexibility, ingenuity and creative talent combine to make him an exemplary employee. Mr. Galbraith has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since February, 1995.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Michaelann Boyle, a Teacher, was nominated by Principal Frances Smith-Small for her contributions to the Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Boyle is a teacher at SCOE's Carson Creek Junior-Senior High School campus located at the Sacramento County Boys Ranch, a facility operated by the Sacramento County Probation Department. Among the subjects she teaches are reading, English and computer literacy. She is highly regarded by supervisors and colleagues for her enthusiasm and positive attitude. Ms. Boyle is actively involved in staff development efforts such as SCOE's "Safari" student assessment training for staff of Juvenile Court and Community Schools and RSP. She serves on several SCOE committees, including the Library Committee and Juvenile Court School Site Council, and recently helped with SCOE's inplementation of "No Child Left Behind" efforts. She serves as president of the Juvenile Court and Community School Educators Committee. Ms. Boyle has been employed by SCOE since July, 2001.