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Board Recognizes September 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 Mont​h

Kristin Green, Personnel Technician, has been nominated by Effie Crush, Chief Administrator of Human Resources, for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Green is responsible for reviewing and recommending applicants for Designated Subjects Credentials. She provides assistance and support to individual educators and district credential staff, and she conducts credential assignment monitoring reviews. Ms. Green effectively employs her knowledge and skills in software applications to streamline her workload. Says her supervisor, "Kristin seems to enjoy challenges which allow her to problem-solve and she eagerly takes on special projects related to credentials." This is the first year SCOE has reported Credential Assignment Monitoring findings to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing using electronic file submission rather than the CTC's online database, which takes hours of data entry to complete. Ms. Green took on the task of reviewing CTC file requirements and generated the required files according to detailed, and sometimes confusing, instructions. Her work on this project has led to increased accuracy of SCOE's reporting and has significantly reduced the time taken to submit this information to the CTC. SCOE is now one of only two counties in the state, the other being Los Angeles, to submit the monitoring report using the electronic file submission process. Ms. Green is currently working on aligning SCOE's new credentials database so that SCOE can transition to downloading credential information and updates directly from the CTC. Concludes her supervisor, "The Personnel Department is delighted to have Kristin as part of our team and appreciates the professionalism and dedication she brings to her work each day." Ms. Green has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since January 2008.

Certificated Employee of the Month​​

Oluchi Okemiri, SH Teacher, has been nominated by Principal Beth Vieira for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Okemiri teaches 4th-6th grade students who have severe disabilities. In this capacity she additionally serves as a case manager, and as an instructional leader at Prairie West Elementary School, which is located within the Elk Grove Unified School District. She brings to her position as an SH Teacher several years of experience as a SCOE teacher of students having emotional disabilities (ED). On a daily basis Ms. Okemiri plans and implements instruction in a structured and consistent manner. She provides comprehensive support and direction to the Para-Educators working in her classroom, enabling them to work as a successful team with her in serving students. Says her supervisor, "Ms. Okemiri demonstrates compassion and care for all of her students, regardless of their needs and background. She consistently maintains a professional manner with her students, parents, Para-Educators and colleagues, and does so in a manner that is both competent and sensitive." Ms. Okemiri has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since June 2005.

Harold Fong, Kristin Green, and Effie Crush

September 2013 Classified Employee of the Month Kristin Green (center) receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Harold Fong and Chief Administrator of Human Resources Effie Crush.

Eleanor Brown, Oluchi Okemiri, and Beth Vieira

September 2013 Certificated Employee of the Month Oluchi Okemiri (center) receives a certificate of recognition from Board of Education Trustee Eleanor Brown and Principal Beth Vieira.