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
Julie Westberg, Transition Specialist / El Centro Jr./Sr. High School, was nominated by Assistant Principal Barbara Modlin. Ms. Westberg coordinates dual enrollment for students that are attending high school and community college. She is diligently working to establish a system that will enable our students to be enrolled in early community college. Since joining the El Centro team, Ms. Westberg has become the student’s greatest champion, when many of them have none. Her passion to support students is contagious and makes everyone feel good about the work that is carried out. Previously, Ms. Westberg worked for the C-SAPA department as a testing specialist, providing data support and HiSET (diploma equivalency) testing opportunities to students in SCOE’s Court and Community Schools. Ms. Westberg has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since July 2015.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Chris Charbonneau, Teacher, El Centro Jr./Sr. High School, was nominated by Director Chris Aland. Ms. Charbonneau began her SCOE career as a career technical education teacher, transitioned into Community Schools, and then into El Centro Jr./Sr. High School (court school) where she has made a significant impact on students. Ms. Charbonneau successfully implemented Big Picture Learning and is a key member of El Centro’s Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Site Accreditation Team. She possesses a unique ability to motivate the most difficult students and sets a high standard. Ms. Charbonneau immediately establishes a reciprocal sense of trust with her students. This, coupled with her innate belief that students can and will learn, creates a positive and purposeful relationship based on mutual respect. Ms. Charbonneau has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August 1998.