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
Teri Derrington, Para Educator SH, was nominated by Principal Kathy Johnson for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Derrington serves preschool students enrolled in Head Start programs at Earl Warren Middle School and Hiram Johnson High School. She is an integral part of SCOE’s multi-disciplinary team that works in collaboration with Head Start, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), and families. Ms. Derrignton supports children with significant and multiple special needs to fully participate in enriched learning opportunities. Ms. Derrington demonstrates her dedication to use her unique and natural teaching ability to assess needs, encourage participation, and provide supportive environments that ensure student success. Ms. Derrington has been a SCOE employee since 1996.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Joe Linehan, Special Education Teacher SH, was nominated by Principal Kathy Johnson for his contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Linehan serves students who have special needs in SCOE’s inclusive program at Earl Warren Middle School's and Hiram Johnson High School’s Head Start sites. He is an integral member of a collaborative partnership with families, Head Start, the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), and SCOE specialists. Mr. Linehan values the importance of this team interaction as they work together to develop and implement Individualized Education Plans to address his students’ social, motor, self-help, language and cognitive skill-building. He is committed to providing appropriate modifications and adaptions so his students are able to access the same quality learning and participation opportunities as their typically developing peers. Mr. Linehan nurtures a culture of trust and respect that has empowered parents as valued partners. Mr. Linehan has been a SCOE employee since 2016.