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Board Recognizes January 2016 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. More than 241,000 K-12 students are served by public schools in Sacramento County.

Classified Employee of th​​​e Month

Beth Seevers, Early Childhood Education Specialist, was nominated by Dr. Natalie Woods Andrews, Director of School Readiness, for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Seevers serves as an early childhood education specialist for the Preschool Bridging Model program. She provides intensive on-site coaching, mentoring, and professional development to early learning providers working in family child care and center-based programs. The goal of her support is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning experiences, adult-child interactions, and learning environments for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. Ms. Seevers works closely with family advocates and community-based organizations to access support services for children and resources for families. As described by one colleague, "Ms. Seevers is appreciated by her providers for her support and guidance as a trusted voice in building higher quality." Ms. Seevers' exemplary work is exhibited through the growth and development displayed by the providers she serves. "She has established and maintained supportive relationships through strong interpersonal skills, a positive and 'can-do' attitude, enthusiastic approach, flexibility, and resourcefulness," says her supervisor. "She is a team player who takes on new challenges to bring out the best in others and to help them achieve their goals." She concludes, "Ms. Seevers' contributions in the Preschool Bridging Model, Early Head Start, and Infant Development programs, serve as an excellent model of high-quality support that has made a difference for children, their families, and early learning providers in Sacramento County." Ms. Seevers has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since January 2005.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Cynthia Guzman, ED Teacher, was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Guzman teaches 7th and 8th graders with emotional disabilities at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School. Her supervisor says, "Ms. Guzman encourages students to work together in teams and use critical thinking skills. When working with students, she is seen by colleagues and administration as a 'natural' teacher, one who consistently displays a calm and encouraging demeanor. Her students comment on how much they enjoy being in her classroom." Ms. Guzman is a member of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Leadership Team and is one of the staff advisors of Palmiter's Student Council. She is highly regarded for her ability to self-reflect and ask suggestions from her colleagues. She is also known for effectively communicating with parents and outside service providers, and for building positive rapport with all members of the team. Concludes her supervisor, "Ms. Guzman's strengths are in the areas of curricular planning and developing lessons that are meaningful. She is most certainly a positive asset to the Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. campus." Ms. Guzman has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since August 2014.


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.

 

Natalie Woods Andrews, Beth Seevers, and Brian Rivas

January 2016 Classified Employee of the Month Beth Seevers receives a certificate of recognition from Director Natalie Woods Andrews and Board Tru​​stee Brian Rivas.

Lauren Roth, Janet Gaiduk, and Greg Geeting

January 2016 Certificated Employee of the Month Cynthia Guzman recei​ves ​​a certificate of recognition from Principal Lauren Roth and Board Trustee Greg Geeting.