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Board Recognizes April 2021 Employees of the Month

Rachel Dennis and Kirsten Sapp

April 2021 Classified Employee of the Month Rachel Dennis and April 2021 Certificated Employees of the Month Kirsten Sapp 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

Rachel Dennis, Infant Educator/Bilingual, was nominated by Principal Sharon Botkin for her contributions to SCOE’s Special Education Department. Rachel Dennis is a member of the infant development teams at Prairie Elementary School and Hiram W. Johnson High School. Ms. Dennis provides services to children ages birth to three years-of-age with various special needs and their families. She demonstrates exemplary service with the children and families she serves during virtual home visits by providing necessary support and resources. Ms. Dennis assisted with professionalism training for SCOE interpreters to improve home visits. Rachel Dennis has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since April 2007.

Certificated Employees of the Month

Kirsten Sapp, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist, was nominated by Principal Sharon Botkin for her contributions to SCOE’s Special Education Department.  Kirsten Sapp is a member of the infant development teams at Prairie Elementary School and in the North Area. She provides exemplary services to children ages birth to three years-of-age with varying hearing levels, while developing supportive relationships with their families. Ms. Sapp is conscientious about maintaining her level of expertise in the field of early intervention. She works hard to provide virtual home visits and helps teach a signing class for families to share with their children. Kirsten Sapp has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since July 1997.