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. More than 241,000 K-12 students are served by public schools in Sacramento County.
Classified Employee of the Month
Susan Johnson, School Secretary, was nominated by Principal Siobhan Dill for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Susan supports SH (students with severe disabilities) and ED (students with emotional disturbance) programs in the Galt area. Among her responsibilities are helping facilitate communication between families, staff, administration and outside agencies; maintaining student records; and aiding the programs in accessing instructional materials. Her supervisor states that in the past year, Ms. Johnson "has demonstrated exemplary skills in customer service, organization, procedural knowledge, efficiency and teamwork. Her ability to navigate the fine line between being independent and knowing when to seek input makes her an ideal School Secretary." In SCOE's Galt programs, continues Ms. Johnson's supervisor, "Susan is known as the 'one who knows it all.' Susan will patiently pause in her projects at any moment to address a team member who needs support. It may be a parent seeking information on an upcoming meeting or a new teacher who requires guidance in a procedure. Susan will quickly resolve the issue or find a team member who can address the concern." In August, during the absence of an ill colleague, Ms. Johnson lent her assistance in SCOE's Elk Grove area programs to ensure a successful opening of the new school year. Concludes her supervisor, "Susan is a wonderful example of a support team member who makes SCOE programs shine. If you ask a SCOE employee in Galt about Susan Johnson, he or she will quickly smile and confidently tell you, 'We couldn't live without our Susan!'" Ms. Johnson has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since 2003.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Linda Moscatelli, SH Teacher, was nominated by Principal Carmen Walker for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Moscatelli works at Sheldon High School serving students who have severe disabilities. In addition to her work in the classroom, she teams with the campus's general education staff and administration to provide inclusive opportunities for her students to become part of the school community. She works collaboratively with her Para-Educators and other members of the SCOE Special Education support team to help ensure that students are afforded the highest level of educational and program services. Her supervisor says, "Ms. Moscatelli has high expectations of herself, her staff and her students...emphasizing not just meeting, but surpassing, students' IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals and objectives. Her students greatly benefit from special learning opportunities such as participating in SCOE's annual student art calendar project and piloting new curriculum and educational activities. She has taken a leadership role with SCOE's Special Education Core Team for new curriculum. Her supervisor concludes, "For Ms. Moscatelli, her work is all about the students and their families, and how she can be an inspirational and positive presence in their educational journey." Ms. Moscatelli has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since 2003.