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Board Recognizes October 2017 Employees of the Month

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.

Classified Employee of the Month 

Marjorie Olavides, AV (Audiovisual) Support Specialist, Computer, Network and Telecommunication Support (CNTS), was nominated for classified employee of the month by CNTS Director Joey Alexander. Her duties include assisting with AV needs for meetings, conferences and other events. Some of the high-profile events Ms. Olavides supports include the Community Court Schools' graduations, SCOE's Annual Employee Recognition Day, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) board meetings, Sacramento County School Board Association (SCSBA) annual dinner, and offsite SCOE Board meetings, to mention a few. She approaches every event as well as her day-to-day duties with a high level of professionalism and dedication. Ms. Olavides also maintains, upgrades and installs AV equipment, troubleshoots AV related issues, and makes certain that presenter's technology needs are met. She is the main voice behind the CNTS phone help desk, providing technical support to SCOE employees. Ms. Olavides is organized, accommodating, and genuinely loves helping people. With her assistance, meeting facilitators are able to focus on their presentations. Ms. Olavides has been a SCOE employee since 2015.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Cathy Goodrich, Special Education Teacher, Galt High School, was nominated by Principal Siobhan Dill. Ms. Goodrich teaches adult students with moderate to severe disabilities. She creates work experience opportunities as well as weekly and monthly trips to inform students of community resources to enhance their lives as adults. When a student graduates from Ms. Goodrich's program at age 22, they have a portfolio demonstrating their skills to assist them in transitioning to supported employment or an adult day program. Last year, she was instrumental in mentoring a new teacher in her role as a moderate to severe teacher at the Galt High program. One student, who was resistant to start with her program last year, returned and greeted her in August saying, "I am so glad to be in your class! I am happy to be here. It's a good place!" This is just one example of how Ms. Goodrich impresses students and families by providing her exemplary service every day. Ms. Goodrich has been a SCOE employee since 2002.

Heather Davis, Marjorie Olavides, Joe Alexander

October 2017 Classified Employee of the Month Marjorie Olavides (center) receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Heather Davis and CNTS Director Joey Alexander. 

joanne Ahola, Cathy Goodrich, Siobhan Dill

October 2017 Certificated Employee of the Month Cathy Goodrich receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Joanne Ahola and Principal Siobhan Dill.