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 which complement and supplement those offered by public school districts in Sacramento County. Over 230,000 K-12 students are served by public schools in Sacramento County.
Classified Employee of the Month
Brenae Wilson, Para-Educator, was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. She works as a Para-Educator in the Discovery Academy at SCOE's Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School campus. Ms. Wilson supports Special Education teacher René Delgado with educational and instructional activities. Their classroom serves 7th-8th graders having behavioral and/or emotional challenges. Under the direction of the teacher, Ms. Wilson assists with implementation of Edge, a strategic level reading program, and she prepares classroom materials to meet each student's curricular modifications and/or accommodations. She helps prepare the classroom environment for learning activities and assists with classroom management and PBS (Positive Behavior Supports) systems. Her supervisor says, "You often seeing Brenae encouraging her students by giving 'pep talks' to stay on task and do their best work." Finding effective ways for students to organize their class work and materials is another one of Ms. Wilson's strengths. Comments her supervisor, "Brenae does an excellent job actively supervising students during bus transition, breaks and lunches. She has a calm and patient demeanor. The students can tell that she cares about them." Ms. Wilson "checks in" with her students frequently and encourages them to advocate for themselves. Her supervisor concludes, "Brenae Wilson is resourceful, conscientious, and has a willingness to learn more about how to work effectively with special needs students. She is a team player with a positive outlook, and sees the potential in every one of her students." Ms. Wilson has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since November 1995.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Adrian Brown, Counselor, was nominated by Juvenile Court/Community Schools Director Marc Nigel for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Brown works as a Job-School Counselor with students at SCOE's Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High, North Area, and Boys and Girls Club Community Schools. Her supervisor says that Ms. Brown does it all-academic counseling, crisis intervention, anger management and life skills classes. She chairs the Safety Committee and coordinates field trips to local community colleges and trade schools, as well as area resource agencies such as the Sacramento Works One Stop Career Center. With Adrian's support, students are better prepared for the greater world beyond high school. She is known for the positive influence she brings to all of the sites at which she works. A colleague says, "Anyone who has worked with Ms. Brown knows how amazing she is. She is not only a strong source of support and advocacy for our students; she is a supportive staff member and consummate team player." According to her supervisor, Ms. Brown understands the needs of the Community School student. "She knows when it is time to push them to the next level and she is always there to support them. She provides them with resources to make better choices and become more mature young men and women. We are very grateful that she is part of our team." Ms. Brown has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since January 2005.