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
Jan Gleghorn, a custodian, was nominated by Support Operations Coordinator Tom Adams for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Gleghorn is currently assigned to the David P. Meaney Education Center, where she is known for her attention to detail and courtesy to others. Her chief responsibility is to maintain the cleanliness of the building's many workspaces, meeting rooms, and other areas used by employees and guests. She also assists in the training of new custodians. Ms. Gleghorn's background in nursing contributes to the high standards she sets for her work. Her supervisor reports receiving compliments from employees regarding Jan's positive attitude, the thoroughness of her work, and her willingness to help in any way she can. "Her approach to her work is professional," says her supervisor. "She demonstrates a real commitment to her job and the organization. She is a person you can count on, and she brings out the best in the people with whom she works. Jan is a big asset to Support Operations." Ms. Gleghorn has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since July 2005.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Patricia Millings, a teacher, was nominated by Juvenile Court Schools Principal Stephen Wright for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Millings teaches students at SCOE's Esperanza Jr.-Sr. High School program located at the Warren E. Thornton Center, a juvenile facility of the Sacramento County Probation Department. Her supervisor reports, "Patricia has embraced differentiated instruction and developed an exemplary program in math and science. Her goal has been to reach each and every one of her students and provide individualized lessons to address the many needs students have when they arrive at Esperanza." Ms. Millings has devoted considerable time to writing curriculum and developing assessment tools. She takes time to greet and meet parents of students who are being released from the facility, providing positive feedback and valuable information to facilitate students' transitions back into the traditional school setting. Her affiliation with the Sacramento County Probation Department has enabled Ms. Millings to bring additional perspectives to the campus and build stronger ties with Probation. This, says her supervisor, helps SCOE work "hand-in-hand with Probation to provide the best overall program we can for our students." Ms. Millings has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since November 2005.