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Board Recognizes December 2019 Employees of the Month

Kerstin Morell and Christina Newport holding plaques

December 2019 Classified Employee of the Month Kerstin Morell and December 2019 Certificated Employee of the Month Christina Newport were recognized by the County Board of Education.

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

Kerstin Morell, Family Advocate, Early Learning Department, was nominated by Executive Director Natalie Woods Andrews, Ed.D. for her contributions to the overall success of the Help Me Grow Program operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). Kerstin has been instrumental in building relationships with community agencies to ensure that children and families receive the needed services they require. She regularly provides education to community agencies about the available services, as well as develops new partnerships with various agencies. Ms. Morell continually provides accurate data for reporting purposes. She is a true advocate for children and a positive role model for parents as she teaches them how to support and advocate for their children. Ms. Morell has been a SCOE employee since March 2014. 

Certificated Employee of the Month

Christina Newport, Nurse, Infant Development Department, was nominated by Area Principal Sharon Botkin for her contributions to the Special Education Department of the SCOE. Christina is part of a transdisciplinary team at the Hiram Johnson and North Area sites. She provides consultative services to young children birth to three years of age with disabilities, and their families. Her services include completing assessments, providing resources, ongoing support, and home intervention activities for children and their families as it relates to health needs. Ms. Newport demonstrates great respect and thoughtfulness towards others. She actively seeks out new information and approaches in her field. She is willing to assist other SCOE nurses by training for administering medications or providing guidance with health plans for individual students. Ms. Newport has been a SCOE employee since July 2012. 

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.