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Board Recognizes June 2013 Employees of the Month

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​

Jon Franz, Accounting Technician, was nominated by District Fiscal Services Coordinator Debbie Wilkins for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Franz serves at SCOE's Clellan "Cy" Young Building, supporting the work of local school districts through his role at District Fiscal Services. His supervisor reports, "He plays an integral role in keeping our department running smoothly." Mr. Franz is responsible for auditing school district accounts payable claims for both their legality and correct account code classification. He processes a wide variety of financial transactions such as cash transfers and deposits, in addition to providing guidance and support for our school districts. Concludes his supervisor," Jon is a very dedicated employee. He is a hard worker, very reliable and provides great customer service to our districts. It is a pleasure to have Jon as a member of the District Fiscal Services team." Mr. Franz has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since July 2005.

Certificated Employee of the Month​​

Jack Branson, Teacher, was nominated by Juvenile Court/Community Schools Director Marc Nigel for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Branson worked at Gerber Jr./Sr. High School at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, serving as a classroom teacher and also as the site Teacher-in-Charge. Shortly thereafter, he was selected to serve at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt and to start SCOE's CARE (Community Action for Responsive Education) program there. He has been working diligently to ensure that the CARE program will benefit the students at McCaffrey and overall will be a success. His supervisor says, "Mr. Branson has the ability to find the balance between making a personal connection with students while at the same time holding them accountable for their behavior and the behavioral expectations that have been established school-wide." In the short amount of time that Mr. Branson has been at McCaffrey, he has developed an outstanding rapport with his new students and he has laid the foundation for them to finish out the school year in a positive manner. This is truly an accomplishment because prior to entering the CARE program many of the students were not doing well academically or behaviorally. Mr. Branson has worked closely with SCOE administration while teaching in the CARE program and he has been receptive to receiving feedback and information that benefit him as an educator as well as his students. Concludes his supervisor, "Mr. Branson has the ability to make positive connections with students who are in desperate need of one-to-one support." Mr. Branson has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since March 2007.

Debbie Wilkins, Jon Franz, and John Scribner

June 2013 Classified Employee of the Month Jon Franz (center) recei​ves a certificate of recognition from Coordinator Debbie Wilkins and Board Trustee John Scribner.

Penny Schwinn, Jack Branson, and Marc Nigel

June 2013 Certificated Employee of the Month Jack Branson receives a certificate of recognition from Board of Educatio​n Trustee Penny Schwinn and Director Marc Nigel.​