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Board Recognizes January 2019 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. The Sacramento County Board of Education celebrates the accomplishments and exemplary service of SCOE employees through the Employees of the Month Program.

Classified Employee of the Month

Faiaz Mohammed, Payroll Analyst, was nominated by Manager Juanita Lopez. Mr. Mohammed balances all of the cash transactions between SCOE, the county treasury, and all of the districts and charters in Sacramento County, including their payroll, taxes, and STRS and PERS retirement. He also provides support to these districts, as well as support to the staff that balances the CalPERS retirement between the county office and the districts/charters. Mr. Mohammed goes above and beyond what is necessary to complete his job, and provides help and support to his colleagues and the districts we serve, all while keeping a positive and pleasant attitude. He is intelligent, hardworking, and always kind. Mr. Mohammed’s intellect and grace in providing the utmost superior customer service to our districts and charters puts him a head above the rest. Mr. Mohammed has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since July 2016.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Phil Cloeter, Teacher, was nominated by Principal Lisa Alcala. Mr. Cloeter primarily teaches math, science, and health to students in 7th  12th grades. Students are referred to Elinor Hickey by their home school district or the probation department and are at risk academically and behaviorally. Prior to SCOE, Mr. Cloeter worked inside a correctional facility. Since coming on board with SCOE, he has shown a tremendous amount of dedication to becoming the best community school teacher he can be. Mr. Cloeter treats the students with respect and is always on board for trying something new. Hickey staff appreciate his sense of humor and positive view on the students, school, and life. Mr. Cloeter has been employed by the Sacramento County Office of Education since August 2017.

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.

Karina Talamantes, Faiaz Mohammed, and Juanita Lopez
January 2019 Classified Employee of the Month Faiaz Mohammed receives a certificate of recognition from Board Trustee Karina Talamantes and Manager Juanita Lopez.
Lisa Alcala, Phil Cloeter, and Paul Keefer
January 2019 Certificated Employee of the Month Phil Cloeter receives a certificate of recognition from Principal Lisa Alcalá and Board Trustee Paul Keefer.