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
Marilyn King, a Program Analyst with Prevention and Student Services (PASS), was nominated by Director Cheryl Raney for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. King is responsible for providing support for several programs, including Friday Night Live/Club Live/FNL Mentoring, Family-School Involvement and Asset Development Centers, as well as the Countywide School Readiness Task Force. Many of these programs have large training and celebration events, for which Ms. King prepares invitations, schedules facilities, receives registrations, prepares programs and helps ensure that events run smoothly for hundreds of students and educators from throughout the county. She also handles numerous financial transactions for the department. According to her supervisor, Ms. King "is skilled in managing numerous projects at once, always meeting deadlines, creating high-quality materials and providing excellent customer service. She is an exemplary employee who maintains a positive, 'can-do' attitude, and is dependable and professional." Ms. King has been employed by SCOE since May 1996.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Marla Autrey, a Teacher with Juvenile Court Schools, was nominated by Principal Lynda Culp for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Autrey serves students who are incarcerated at the Warren E. Thornton Youth Center operated by the Sacramento County Probation Department. At SCOE's Esperanza Jr./Sr. High School, located within Warren E. Thornton Youth Center, Ms. Autrey instructs students in several subjects, including math and language arts. She also provides Life Skills training through SCOE programs such as Young Men as Fathers. Ms. Autrey assisted in the development and implementation of the highly successful SAFARI Project (Students And Faculty All Reading Independently) in which students are encouraged to engage in academic and leisure reading. She is an active member of the Esperanza team, participating in numerous projects and enrichment activities. Her supervisor says, "Ms. Autrey's devotion to alternative education is evident by her commitment to improving student achievement in the short period of time students are attending Esperanza." Ms. Autrey has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since March 1997.