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.
Classified Employee of the Month
Cheryl Roberts, Program Analyst, was nominated by SCOE School of Education Executive Director L. Steven Winlock, Ed.D., for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Roberts assists with the implementation of the Leadership Institute and Teacher Intern programs. She is responsible for management of budgets, preparations for staff development trainings, registration processes, and ongoing support to participants in programs, which includes providing technical guidance on the use of the Learning Management Systems and registration process for workshops and coursework. Says her supervisor, “Ms. Roberts is one of the reasons we have such high-quality professional development for our teachers and leaders. In many cases, she is the first point of contact for those entering our programs. She is instrumental in answering questions or explaining the application process.” He goes on to state, “Ms. Roberts is always professional and friendly when responding to questions or assisting with an issue. Her service-oriented approach and support are appreciated and noted by all members of the School of Education team and program.” Ms. Roberts is highly regarded to her willingness to provide ideas and suggest processes that will in providing high-quality professional development. Concludes her supervisor, “Cheryl Roberts is dedicated to the success of the School of Education and her exemplary work is one of the main reasons that the School of Education is as successful as it is today.” Ms. Roberts, who was also named SCOE Classified Employee of the Month in May 2004, has been a SCOE employee since 1997.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Bobbie Pike, Special Education Teacher (SH) was nominated by Principal Carmen Walker for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Pike serves students in grades K-6 at Sunrise Elementary School, an Elk Grove Unified School District campus. She implements the MOVE (Movement Opportunities Via Education) Program to benefit those of her students needing that system of support. Her supervisor says, “Ms. Pike effectively teaches students having a wide range of abilities and ages using the Unique Learning Systems curriculum, a standards-based interactive curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs. Her students have demonstrated great gains in their ability to learn classroom routines and have had numerous academic and social achievements.” Ms. Pike has trained her para-educators to facilitate small groups so that all students are engaged, and she has worked to integrate her staff and students seamlessly into the comprehensive campus. Her class participates in campus activities as well as hosts special activities for campus classrooms and staff. She has partnered with a second-grade class and a sixth-grade class to provide peer tutors who assist students as reading buddies and art project partners. An art project that has become an annual project is her yearly Student Handprint Calendar given to families during the holiday season. Her student artwork is regularly selected for inclusion in SCOE’s annual Student Expressions art calendar. Ms. Pike is a certified Unique Learning Systems coach and was nominated in 2016 by one of her colleagues as Teacher of the Year. Concludes her supervisor, “Bobbie has an excellent rapport with her families, classroom staff, school site colleagues, and district and SCOE providers. Ms. Pike has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since 2008.