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 that 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
Jennifer Morones, School Secretary, was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. As School Secretary at SCOE's Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School campus, Ms. Morones ensures that teaching and support staff have all the needed materials to make the day run smoothly. Says her supervisor, "A school's secretary is often the first person you meet as you enter the school for the first time. Jennifer is always personable with stakeholders: parents, teaching staff, students, counselors, and Sacramento County Probation officers." She helps with the set-up of school events such as assemblies, mock elections, school dances, and transition fairs—to name just a few. She is responsible for record-keeping and accounting of monies generated from the Culinary Café program, the campus Urban Oasis Farmers Market, the Leo's Links Hot Dog Cart, and Student Body Funds. Her supervisor concludes, "Staff often mention how fortunate we are to have Jennifer at our school. She is very flexible, takes initiative, and has a great work ethic. If there is a stressful situation, she has a calm demeanor. She has a keen ability to prioritize and multi-task in a high volume office. We love her!" Ms. Morones has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August 2002.
Certificated Employee of the Month
David Collinsworth, ED Teacher, was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for his contributions to the Special Education Program of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Collinsworth teaches seventh-grade students in the "Discovery Academy" at SCOE's Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School campus. He is highly regarded for his well-paced lessons and the diverse opportunities he provides for students to respond. His supervisor says, "When you walk in his class, students are thoroughly engaged in the learning process. It is evident Mr. Collinsworth enjoys his students and focuses on enhancing the strengths of each individual student. He generates positive rapport with his students, and in return his students express how much they are learning and enjoy being in his class." Mr. Collinsworth is a member of the campus PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) Leadership team which helps design school-wide acknowledgments to support positive choices made by students. He also assists with extracurricular campus activities such as football and basketball tournaments. Mr. Collinsworth, concludes his supervisor, "is always positive and proactive, greeting his students at the classroom door and exuding genuine care and interest in them. He is a valued member of the Palmiter team." Mr. Collinsworth has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since January 2015.