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
Cherie Weldon, Para-Educator SH, was nominated by Andrea Lemos, Ed.D., Director of Special Programs and the Infant Development Program, for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Weldon serves preschool students enrolled in Head Start programs at SCOE's Earl Warren, Hiram Johnson and Northview sites. Among her responsibilities are assisting children having a range of special needs to facilitate their inclusion with regular campus peers. In addition to aiding classroom teachers, she helps with student feeding, mobility, communication, and helping implement modified curriculum. "Ms. Weldon is an integral part of SCOE's team of specialists who work in collaboration with our Head Start partners, districts and agencies," says her supervisor. "She connects with our students in an amazing way and really gets to know them and their needs as individuals. She is known for her flexibility and her kindness. She makes a difference each day in the lives of so many children." Ms. Weldon has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since March 1990.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Paulette Abegglen, Resource Teacher-RSP, was nominated by Principal Carmen Walker for her contributions to the Resource Specialist Program of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Abegglen works as RSP Teacher at SCOE's El Centro Jr./Sr. High School located within the Youth Detention Center (Juvenile Hall) operated by the Sacramento County Probation Department. She is responsible for a caseload of more than two dozen students requiring special education services who are enrolled at El Centro. She assesses and monitors students' IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals and objectives and is responsible for coordinating IEP meetings. Ms. Abegglen coordinates with Probation staff to enable her El Centro students to receive the services and support they need. "Ms. Abegglen is always well-prepared for IEP meetings, having ready thorough assessment data reports and suggested goals. She provides students with an opportunity to achieve success through a variety of experiences, activities and interactions while encouraging their ideas, interests, talents and strengths." Ms. Abegglen has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since August 2000.