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. 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
Anna Vakulchik, Para-Educator at Dry Creek Elementary, was nominated by Principal Erik Crawford for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Vakulchik assists students ages five to eight years old in Moderate/Severe programs, many of whom are medically fragile. Her dedication to the students in her classroom is evident in her actions. Ms. Vakulchik is a strong self-starter and will identify techniques to keep the children engaged and learning. She has a gift for talking with the students throughout the day and explaining every detail of instruction. Ms. Vakulchik assists in training new para-educators and substitutes that come into our organization and her desire for student success is evident in her interactions with students and staff. Ms. Vakulchik has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since 2015.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Lisa Walker, Teacher at Dry Creek Elementary, was nominated by Principal Erik Crawford for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ms. Walker provides instruction to students from five to eight years of age in our Moderate/Severe programs. Her students have a range of needs including communication, mobility, and life skills. Ms. Walker is innovative in her instructional practices and offers her students a stable and consistent classroom environment. She is an advocate for students learning life skills for independent living. Educators throughout the state observe the MOVE strategies and techniques she implements in her classroom, as well as best practices in the instruction of students with special needs. Ms. Walker has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since 1991 and was previously recognized as Employee of the Month for August 2003 and April 2011.