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
Doug Rennie, Video Production Specialist / CNTS, was nominated by Director Andrea Willis. Mr. Rennie produces video projects for educational clients, ranging from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the California School Boards Association, and many SCOE departments. Over the past 10 years, he has perfected webcasting techniques, which have enabled SCOE to efficiently deliver live professional development and educational videos to thousands of teachers and administrators. Mr. Rennie videotaped powerful stories about adult learners who achieved their life and academic goals with the help of adult education programs in our state. He created and streamed hundreds of videos to help immigrants become U.S. citizens. Additionally, his impactful footage has been included in statewide trainings and conferences. Mr. Rennie has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since January 2008.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Shawn O’Briant, SH Teacher, CSUS, was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth. Mr. O’Briant teaches young adults (ages 18-22) at the SH program on the Sacramento State campus. Students love his great sense of humor, abundance of patience, and engaging learning experiences. Mr. O’Briant communicates well with parents and families, connecting them to resources as they transition to an adult program after graduation. He provides students with a variety of inclusive opportunities, including Recreation Therapy class, Best Buddies mentor program, and campus safety drills. Mr. O’Briant’s students participate in campus activities at the Pop Up Pantry, Music in the Quad, The Well, Fitness Center, and at the Media Center. His students work at Grocery Outlet and tend to Capital Public Radio’s community garden through the WorkAbility program. Mr. O’Briant has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since November 2004.
About SCOE’s Employee Recognition 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 call the SCOE Communications Office at (916) 228-2417.