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Board Recognizes February 2021 Employees of the Month

Nora Hernandez, Ju Park

February 2021 Classified Employee of the Month Nora Hernandez and February 2021 Certificated Employee of the Month Ju Park 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 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 Employees of the Month

Nora Hernandez—Para-educator, Special Education—was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for her work as a translator and interpreter with Spanish speaking students at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School. Nora Hernandez develops a positive rapport with all students on campus. She is well-respected by her colleagues for her positive attitude and strong work ethic. During in-person and distance learning virtual meetings, Nora encourages students to continue attempting given tasks or provides choices when situations become overwhelming. She anticipates what is needed in the classroom and takes immediate action. Nora Hernandez has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since March 1997.

Certificated Employees of the Month

Ju Park—Special Education Teacher, ED—was nominated by Principal Lauren Roth for her contributions to the Sacramento County Office of Education. Ju Park serves students in Grades 4-6 at Bannon Creek School. Ju has done an exceptional job connecting with her students during distance learning. She organized drive-through events for the parents and students to pick up school supplies, receive student awards, and model their Halloween costumes. Ju is effective when acknowledging students who meet classroom and school-wide expectations. The structure of her classroom is predictable, and students express how much they are learning and enjoy being in Ju’s classroom. Her lessons during distance learning are extremely creative and tap into students' interests. She utilizes technology well and is willing to learn new platforms. Ju Park has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since August 2007.