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Board Recognizes September 2009 Employees of the Month

SCOE Employee Recognition logotype

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is one of 58 county offices located throughout the state. Approximately 700 full-time and more than 2,500 part-time SCOE staff work year-round providing services which complement and supplement those offered by public school districts in the County of Sacramento. Over 230,000 K-12 students are served by public schools in Sacramento County.

Classified Employee of the Month

Shenita Howard, SCBC Assistant, was nominated by Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) Director Bill Lane, Ph.D., for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Howard supports the operations of the SCBC, a project of SCOE and the Californ ia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Chief among her many responsibilities is the maintenance of case files for 30 clients enrolled at the SCBC. This assignment includes data entry, enrollment and discharge of clients, and assistance to clients who have the difficult task of navigating through daily barriers while struggling to re-enter society after incarceration in state prison. She also monitors the attendance of 70 SCBC clients currently working with the Caltrans Litter Abatement Program. Another of her major responsibilities is facilitating the "Changing Offender Behavior" (COB) class for 25 clients. Her supervisor reports that Ms. Howard's motivationally inspiring style makes this class very popular with her students. In addition to facilitating the COB class, she volunteers to serve as substitute facilitator for SCBC Parenting and GED classes when needed. Ms. Howard is known for her active involvement in the community, constantly assisting clients with services such as emergency housing, clothing needs, education and social services. Concludes her supervisor, "Shenita is the ultimate team player, always willing to help her peers and the many clients she works with. She works diligently daily to serve as a role model and inspiration to all." Ms. Howard has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August 1996.

Certificated Employee of the Month​

Terry Moylan, Juvenile Court School Teacher, has been nominated by Principals Stephen Wright and Mike Borgaard, Ed.D., for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Moylan is currently assigned to SCOE's EI Centro Jr./Sr. High School, located within Juvenile Hall, and recently completed a six-month assignment at Esperanza Jr./Sr. High School. He brings to EI Centro an extensive array of educational experiences, including a recent project in which he teamed with ROP Teacher Canyon Twer to develop an outstanding model of providing Physical Education educational services in an incarcerated setting. Through his hard work and creative approach, the Physical Education/Sports Therapy program at Esperanza offered students the opportunity to learn the theory of physical conditioning and more about lifelong recreational activities to help maintain the high physical and mental conditioning needed to lead a healthier life. His model PE program has included an array of activities designed to reach as many individual student interests as possible. His supervisors say, "Mr. Moylan is a change agent. He understands the absolute need in our setting to keep things fresh and constantly engaging for our students. He is firm but fair and the students respect that." Mr. Moylan is known for his enthusiasm and creativity, which are catching; students and staff alike have reaped the rewards of adopting a healthier approach towards their daily lives. His supervisors conclude, "Mr. Moylan has experienced the positive change our programs are pushing, first-hand, and he has led the charge to continually improve our student services and provide opportunities for our students. This is a well deserved recognition for one of SCOE's best." Mr. Moylan has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since February 1986.

Bill Lane, Shenita Howard, and Victoria L. Deane

Trustee Victoria L. Deane (right) and Director Bill Lane, Ph.D., present a plaque of recognition to September Classified Employee of the Month Shenita Howard.

Tim Taylor, Terry Moylan, and Greg Geeting

September Certificated Employee of the Month Terry Moylan (center) receives a plaque of recognition from Trustee Greg Geeting (right) and Assistant Superintendent Tim Taylor.