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Board Recognizes February 2014 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​

Tami Kaye, Financial Analyst, was nominated by Financial Services Director Becky Taylor for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Kaye provides financial support to K-12 English Language Arts/ Reading Language Arts/Mathematics, Common Core Standards, Leadership Program, Capital Region System of District and School Support. After School Programs, Title III & EL Professional Development, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Becky Taylor says, "From the time Tami began working in my area in her new position, she has impressed me with her willingness and determination to fully understand each of the programs that she supports. She is very customer-service oriented and always goes 'above and beyond' to provide nothing but the best to the departments she supports. She is hard-working, dependable, and always professional. I am very grateful to have her as part of our team!" Financial Services Coordinator Sharmila LaPorte, Ms. Kaye's former supervisor, relates: "In Tami's role as Accounting Technician/Internal Auditor, she displayed the skill and confidence necessary to work with different personality types and was able to adapt to unexpected situations with professionalism and poise. In that position, Ms. Kaye worked monitored activities of several high-risk areas such as Independent Study, Cash Collection, Student Body Funds and Federal/State reporting. What I appreciated most about Tami is her willingness to support the other Financial Services departments when necessary, share her ideas with me, and to follow through on all tasks to their successful completion." Both supervisors concur that Ms. Kaye is deserving of the Employee of the Month honor. Ms. Kaye has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since September 2008.

Certificated Employee of the Month​

Lydia Maerdian, ED Teacher, was nominated by Principals Lauren Roth and Beth Vieira for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Maerdian currently serves as an ED Teacher at Galt High School. In this capacity, she prepares students to become productive, responsible citizens by building upon a solid foundation of academics in a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment. As an instructor in this school environment, she helps students learn how to communicate effectively, analyze and solve problems, get along with others, and make responsible decisions. She also serves as a Teacher-In-Charge at the Galt High School site. Ms. Maerdian recently served as a teacher in a special education class for students with emotional disturbance at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School. In addition to her classroom assignment there, she also served as a Teacher-in-Charge. While at Palmiter, Ms. Maerdian coordinated all state-mandated assessments for students at that campus and worked with students as an Academic Bowl coach. Her supervisors at both school sites say that Ms. Maerdian's strength in interpreting and presenting curriculum makes subject matter interesting for her those in her class and that she has an excellent rapport with students. She also has participated as a member of the Curriculum Adoption and Course of Study Committees, as well as the School Site Council at Palmiter. Ms. Maerdian has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since September 2004.


About SCOE's Employee Recognition Program​​

Sacramento County Board of Education celebrates the accomplishments and exemplary service of SCOE employees through the Employees of the Month Program. Parents, colleagues, and community members wishing to recommend a non-management staff member for consideration as a SCOE Employee of the Month may submit a nomination form. For questions about the program, please e-mail or phone Cathy Sapunor: (916) 228-2416.

Thomaysa Flover, Becky Taylor, Tami Kay, and Sharmila LaPorte

February 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Tami Kaye (right) receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Thomaysa Glover, Becky Taylor, and Sharmila LaPorte.

Beth Vieira, John Scribner, Lydia Maerdian, and Lauren Roth

February 2014 Certificated Employee of the Month Lydia Maerdian (center) receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee John Scribner and Principals Beth Vieira and Lauren Roth.