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
Kiu Chuong, a Financial Analyst with Financial Services, was nominated by Financial Services Coordinator Sharmila LaPorte for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Chuong provides accounting support to grants under the Workforce Development Department, Community Schools, Juvenile Court Schools, and the Regional Occupational Program. She is responsible for working with department staff and management in processing daily transactions, ensuring compliance with grant requirements and closing the grants at the end of the year. Her supervisor says that Ms. Chuong “is a wonderful employee for so many reasons. She is pleasant, hardworking, intelligent and meticulous. She has a knack for understanding and interpreting the complicated grant requirements and never misses a deadline.” Her dependability and positive attitude make her an outstanding employee, according to her supervisor. “I can always count on her to get her job done and to take on new projects when necessary. She contributes to SCOE and the education community by helping to support the departments in running their programs.” Ms. Chuong has been employed by SCOE since March 2001.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Kim Gonzalez, a Teacher in the Special Education Department, was nominated by Principal Lynda Culp for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Gonzalez works with ED (Emotionally Disturbed) students grades K-6 at SCOE’s O.W. Holmes campus in North Highlands. She is responsible for the complete IEP (Individual Education Plan) process for her students. According to her supervisor, Ms. Gonzalez “demonstrates insight through careful planning and follow-through. She is especially noteworthy in the area of reading readiness, as she has a talent for inspiring an interest and love for reading.” Ms. Gonzalez mentors her Para-Educators to enable them to become fully participating members of the educational team. She is known for providing enrichment opportunities that promote motivation for the learning process. Her supervisor says that Ms. Gonzalez provides mainstreaming opportunities for her students, working with the regular education staff at the campus throughout the year. “Ms. Gonzalez is a highly talented and enthusiastic teacher who is dedicated to teaching her students life-long learning skills.” Ms. Gonzalez has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August 1999.