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
Diana Welty, program analyst, was nominated by RSDSS Regional Director Renee Regacho-Anaclerio for her contributions to the K-12 Curriculum and Intervention Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Welty serves in the Capital Regional System of District and School Support (RSDSS). In this capacity she supports SCOE's work with Program Improvement schools and districts, SAIT (School Assistance and Improvement) schools, and capacity-building throughout the ten-county Capital Service Region. In her role, Ms. Welty compiles district and school assessment data, arranges trainings and regional meetings, maintains the RSDSS budget, and films and edits examples of good instruction. "Above and beyond," are the words that managers consistently use when referring to Ms. Welty and her work. There is no task that she will not tackle, her supervisor says, and "she models good teamwork. Her love of learning is manifested in her tendency to volunteer for new and challenging projects above and beyond her regular responsibilities." Ms. Welty also volunteers after work to assist with SCOE events such as the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon. Her supervisor reports, "She is helpful to everyone in the department and is the consummate professional." Ms. Welty has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since February 1992.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Frances Montemurro, a teacher, was nominated by Principal Mary Jo Johnson for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Montemurro works with students with significant disabilities, both cognitive and physical, at SCOE's Jessie Baker School site located within the Elk Grove Unified School District. Her students are young adults, ages 19–22 years of age and range widely in ability. She is known for her "can-do attitude" and her skill in working with each student to help him or her reach the greatest potential. She also has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the services and options available for her students when they move into the adult world. Ms. Montemurro is a proponent of community-based instruction (CBI) and regularly provides out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities to her students. The curriculum that Ms. Montemurro infuses into her instruction addresses the whole person in that it includes personal hygiene, social skills and leisure time activities in addition to functional academics. She also takes time to provide leadership and mentoring to newer teachers serving similar students. Ms. Montemurro has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since December 1982.