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Board Recognizes May 2021 Employees of the Month

Kim Norris and Mike Ankner

May 2021 Classified Employee of the Month Kim Norris and May 2021 Certificated Employee of the Month Mike Ankner 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 Employee of the Month

Kim Norris, Special Education Technician/RSP, was nominated by Principal Barbara Modlin for her contributions to El Centro Jr./Sr. High School and the Sacramento County Office of Education’s Special Education Department. Although students in her special day class (SDC) have complicated situations, Ms. Norris goes above and beyond to make school a place where they feel valued and appreciated. During the pandemic, Ms. Norris worked one-on-one with the students via Zoom and made time to check in on them in their units to make sure they were doing alright. Her outstanding dedication to the students at El Centro Jr./Sr. High School makes it possible to bring high-quality, uninterrupted special education services to our highest-need students. Ms. Norris has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since 2007.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Mike Anckner, Construction Instructor/Career Technical Education, was nominated by Principal Lisa Alcalá for his contributions to the Community Schools Programs of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Mr. Anckner is a construction instructor with Northern California Construction Training (NCCT), supporting students at Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School. He skillfully shifted his program to an online platform due to COVID-19 restrictions and developed online lessons that focus on workplace safety, employer and employee safety responsibilities, and construction careers. His supervisor says that, along with helping students understand the relevance of math, the construction course gives students confidence and keeps them engaged in school. Mike Anckner has served SCOE students since 2014. During his tenure, he has built an exceptional construction program for SCOE students, some who want to pursue careers in the construction field and others who just enjoy learning skills that they can use in life.