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
Claudia Golsong, a staff secretary with C-SAPA (Center for Student Assessment and Program Accountability), has been nominated by Director Amy Barr for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Golsong works at SCOE's David P. Meaney Education Center. Her primary assignment is the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) project. Among her responsibilities are interacting with the public to answer questions about CHSPE, overseeing registration procedures, arranging for testing locations, and providing information about results and transcripts. She also processes registrations and transcript request forms, maintains files, and mails information to the public about the CHS PE. According to her supervisor, Ms. Golsong "is dedicated, hard-working and resourceful. She has excellent customer service skills that she uses to answer over 1,000 calls from the public each month. She is patient and remains calm in stressful or difficult situations." Her supervisor lauds Ms. Golsong' s communications skills in dealing with the public and with colleagues, as well as her organizational skills. Says her supervisor, "With all of the talents, skills, and energy Ms. Golsong brings to our office, we feel very fortunate to have her as a part of our team." Ms. Golsong has been employed by SCOE since August 1998.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Kathy Turner, a teacher in the Regional Occupational Program (ROP), has been nominated by Principal Linda Mitchell for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Turner teaches ROP students at the Sierra College Roseville Gateway campus. She presents a one-year instructional program, teaching 60 high school students and adults to become chiropractic assistants. During the course, students are placed at chiropractic offices for their community classroom training. Ms. Turner provides classroom instruction and develops and supervises community classroom training sites. Ms. Turner is recognized statewide by the chiropractic medical community as a leader in education. She receives great support from local chiropractors who hire her students in high numbers every year. Says her supervisor, "She is very knowledgeable—she is the author of a textbook—and is a tireless educator. Chances are, if you go to a chiropractor in the area, there's a former ROP student from her class working there." In addition to her exemplary work as an educator, Ms. Turner serves as a member of SCOE' s ROP Budget Shared Decision-Making Team. Ms. Turner was nominated for the California Chiropractic Association Botterman Award (2003–04), the highest honor bestowed to persons furthering the profession. She received the California Regional Occupational Center and Program Association (CAROCP) award honoring an educator in 2004. Ms. Turner has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since January 1990.