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 242,000 K-12 students are served by public schools in Sacramento County.
Classified Employee of the Month
Aimee Marriott, Para-Educator, was nominated by Principal Erik Crawford for her contributions to the Special Education Program of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Marriott works at SCOE's Dry Creek School site, located in Rio Linda within the Twin Rivers Unified School District. Ms. Marriott works with students ages five-eight years-old in grades K-2. Her students are in the SH or severely handicapped program and many are medically fragile. Along with academic instruction, her students need a great deal of support in all aspects of their day. Ms. Marriott's responsibilities are to aid and support the classroom teacher in many areas, such as lesson planning, instructional delivery, mobility, living skills and personal hygiene of students. Data tracking and entry, record-keeping and communication with families are also part of her role in the classroom. Ms. Marriott's teacher, Lisa Walker, reports that she is a loyal and valued edition to the staff and students,making the effort to prepare for her students and to ensure that the end of the day the classroom is clean and tasks are complete. Comments Ms. Walker, "Ms. Marriott contributes by sharing ideas, participating in discussions, and learning and implementing new skills and teaching strategies. She is a team player and jumps in when others need assistance and is an independent worker who takes initiative as well. Aimee has a natural gift of play with students and a strong work ethic that make her fun and inspiring to work with." Her supervisor says, "Ms. Marriott has been a key member of this team and has demonstrated leadership above and beyond the call. Curriculum, lessons, and parent communication are possible due in part to Aimee's strong team spirit and ability to lead. She is an asset to our program and her value is immeasurable. Her contributions to SCOE which qualify her for this recognition include her leadership and a standard of excellence that would benefit any team." Ms. Marriott was honored as SCOE's April Classified Employee of the Month in 2011. Ms. Marriott has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since February 2007.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Kim Craven, ED Teacher, was nominated by Principal Erik Crawford for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. In SCOE's classroom located within Cyril Spinelli Elementary School, a Center Joint Unified School District campus in Antelope, Ms. Craven teaches students who have emotional disturbances. Subjects covered include English language arts, mathematics, social science, science, art and physical education. Her students, who range from seven to ten years of age and are in grades 2-4, require extra support in regulating their behavior and emotional well-being. Mrs. Craven's responsibilities include delivering grade-appropriate instruction in all content areas, maintaining accurate records for instruction, attendance IEPs (individualized education programs) and behavior, and developing lesson plans with district curriculum for three different grade levels. She is highly regarded for her efforts to establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with students, families, and co-workers while serving children having intensive emotional needs. SCOE's Behavior Management Technician at Spinelli School, Jeff Alcalá, says, "Ms. Craven is very calm and patient. She is very aware of difficulties they may have during the school day and demonstrates compassion, support and care for all of her students." Ms. Craven's contributions are not overt or highly publicized, reports her supervisor. "Her excellence is demonstrated by her consistency in providing quality education day in and day out. She leads her team with a calm efficiency that is a model of effective teamwork. She quickly gains the trust of students and families in her genuine interactions with people, which attests to her ability to build quality relationships with our families. It is a pleasure to be a part of her team." He concludes, "Teamwork is in her blood and it shows in her collaborative and goal-oriented approach to teaching." Ms. Craven, who was honored as SCOE's December 2014 Certificated Employee of the Month, has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since August 1999.
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.