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
Judy Blunk, a Para-Educator at El Centro Junior-Senior High School, was nominated by Principal Frances Smith-Small for her contributions to the Juvenile Court Schools Program of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Blunk works primarily with students housed in H-Unit of the B.T. Collins Juvenile Center (Juvenile Hall). Among her responsibilities are enrolling students, recording grades, assisting in the instructional process, and organizing student records. She also tutors students housed in other units who are on room confinement. Her supervisor says that Ms. Blunk is "an integral participant in the learning environment" and is a "valued member of the El Centro Junior-Senior High School team." Judy Blunk has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since January 1991.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Mary McCart, a Juvenile Court Schools Teacher, was nominated by Principal Frances Smith-Small for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. McCart instructs students in H-Unit at El Centro Junior-Senior High School located within the B.T. Collins Juvenile Center/Juvenile Hall. H-Unit houses students who are identified to be transferred to SCOEís Carson Creek High School program located at Boys Ranch, also a Sacramento County Probation Department facility. In Ms. McCart's class, which is self-contained, she teaches math, language, writing, literature, social studies, science, and physical education. Her class enrollment normally ranges from 30 to 40 students. Ms. McCart uses creativity to ensure that students are receiving instruction aligned to core curriculum content standards. Subjects are taught on an individualized basis and in small and large groups in order for students to achieve their goals and participate in learning activities. Ms. McCart has served on the Curriculum Committee and, according to her supervisor, "is an exemplary employee. Ms. McCart is dependable, hard-working and highly respected by school and Probation Department staff." Mary McCart has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August 1996.