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
Jan Gleghorn, custodian, was nominated by Support Services/Procurement Services Coordinator Tom Adams for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Gleghorn is currently assigned to SCOE's SCBC (Sacramento Community Based Coalition) campus on Missile Way, where she is known for her attention to detail and courtesy to others. She is responsible for the upkeep of four SCBC buildings at the site and has additionally begun custodial duties at SCOE's new conference center at Mather. She also assists in the training of new custodians. Ms. Gleghorn's background as a Registered Nurse contributes to the high standards she sets for her work. "Jan is very professional in the way she approaches cleaning," reports her supervisor. "She pays attention to details. She is always helpful and courteous. You can tell she takes pride in her work and cares about the sites and people she works with. I always know I can count on Jan." Concludes her supervisor, "Jan demonstrates a real commitment to her family, her job and the organization as a whole. As her supervisor, I receive lots of compliments about Jan's attitude and her willingness to help from other SCOE employees. She is faced with challenges every day and she always takes them on with a positive attitude. Jan brings out the best in the people with whom she works, and she is a big asset to Support Services." Ms. Gleghorn has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since July 2005.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Alexandria Jackson, CARE/Community School Teacher, was nominated by Court & Community Schools Director Chris Aland for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Jackson is a CARE (Community Action for Responsive Education) teacher at Laguna Creek High School. She serves 22 at-risk ninth grade students, teaching English language arts, mathematics, earth science, and computer technology—a responsibility, says her supervisor, that "is a stretch for any teacher being that she has to prep for four different classes." Students talk about Ms. Jackson being an incredibly patient teacher who cares about their learning. Her supervisor remarks, "She has done an amazing job at engaging the disengaged student, all while only being a second year teacher. Her ability to make relationships is second to none. She is changing students lives one at time, and keeping them on track to graduate." Ms. Jackson has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since August 2014.