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
Jeanie Ream, a school secretary, was nominated by Principal Philip Romig for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Ream supports the teachers and staff of SCOE's Sly Park Environmental Education and Conference Center located in Pollock Pines. She is responsible for maintaining the daily and weekly schedules of the school, locating substitute teachers, and keeping the office running smoothly. Her positive demeanor and strong customer service skills are valuable assets to the campus, which each week experiences the arrival of a different group of students. (Students arrive with their chaperones on Monday and depart on Friday.) Ms. Ream is always ready to take on new challenges, her supervisor reports, and her organizational abilities are much appreciated. "Jeanie is a team player, for sure," he says. "She does not panic in situations that require calm, and she takes instructions and follows them to the letter. We appreciate her very much." Ms. Ream has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since July 1999.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Earl Hastings, a teacher, was nominated by Principal Philip Romig for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Hastings is known as Sly Park's residential geologist and weatherman. His students, mostly fifth and sixth graders, come to Sly Park from throughout Northern California for a week-long outdoor education experience. Through Mr. Hastings, they learn about science and the environment through numerous practical applications. Thanks to Mr. Hastings, families can visit the Sly Park website for pictures of their children during their week at Sly Park. Mr. Hastings takes and posts a photo of every cabin group, rain (or snow) or shine. He is also much appreciated as Sly Park's early riser, assuming responsibility for campus "breakfast duty" (6:45 a.m.) each day. He serves as a member of the SCOE Teachers Association bargaining committee and as Sly Park's Teacher in Charge. "Everything will work out,'" he is often heard to say. His supervisor has commended him for his flexibility and his "go the extra mile" dedication to the campus and students — attributes much needed and valued in the ever-changing environment and student population of the Sly Park residential program. Mr. Hastings has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since September 1989.