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Board Recognizes November 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 

Carol Dana, School Secretary, Juvenile Court Schools (El Centro Jr./Sr. High School), was nominated for classified employee of the month by Court and Community Schools Director Chris Aland. Ms. Dana is in charge of the daily enrollment of students at El Centro, which is in a constant state of flux. She maintains the flow of information between school staff, the Probation Department, and others within SCOE and the Youth Detention Facility. Ms. Dana rarely misses a day of work. She arrives before anyone else in order to create the teachers' daily rosters. Her meticulous work ethic and attention to detail means that student information is entered into the juvenile court school database in a timely and accurate fashion.  Ms. Dana is a vital component to finding positive ways to keep our team together at El Centro. She is extremely supportive of the teaching staff and administrative team. Ms. Dana has been a SCOE employee since 1995.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Frank Cropper, Teacher, Community Schools / CARE (Wilson C. Riles Middle School), was nominated for certificated employee of the month by Court and Community Schools Director Chris Aland. Mr. Cropper works with 22 at-risk youth who have a history of being disengaged from the traditional classroom. He teaches English language arts, math and social studies. Mr. Cropper has an incredible gift for making students feel welcome, supported and "CAREd" for. Mr. Cropper understands the big picture of learning — if students don't have a positive relationship with their teacher then they are less likely to be engaged in the learning process. He knows each one of his student's stories and adapts his expectations based on their needs. Mr. Cropper is passionate about alternative pathways to scholastic success. The computer coding/robotics lab in his classroom has been incredibly successful, and he's now helping a fellow CARE teacher at Sutter Middle School institute the program in her classroom. Mr. Cropper has been a SCOE employee since 2015.

Bina Lefkovitz, Carol Dana, and Chris Aland

November 2017 Classified Employee of the Month Carol Dana receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Bina Lefkovitz and Director Chris Aland.

Alfred Brown, Frank Cropper, and Chris Aland

November 2017 Certificated Employee of the Month Frank Cropper receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Alfred Brown, Sr. and Director Chris Aland.