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
Deborah Cooley, a Para-Educator, was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for her contributions to the overall success of the Special Education programs at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School in Sacramento County. Cooley is hardworking, dependable, patient, and understanding. She establishes amazing rapport with students and knows when to step aside, thereby allowing them to complete tasks on their own, which fosters feelings of accomplishment and independence. Cooley provides student support in many ways both on and off-campus, including assisting students at job sites like Eskaton Village’s assisted living facility. Deborah Cooley has been a SCOE employee since 2001.
Certificated Employee of the Month
Paulette Abegglen, a Program Specialist, was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for her contributions to the overall success of the Special Education programs at various schools in Sacramento County. Abegglen provides consultation to special education teachers, support personnel, parents, and regular education teachers regarding the writing and implementation of Individual Educational Programs (IEPs). She is a knowledgeable and dedicated employee who strives to build a positive rapport with all parents and families. Abegglen engages in CICO (Check In Check Out), a student mentoring program. Paulette Abegglen has been a SCOE employee since 2000.