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Board Recognizes October 2021 Employees of the Month

Leslie Noriega and Sian Magee

October 2021 Classified Employee of the Month Leslie Noriega and October 2021 Certificated Employee of the Month Sian Magee 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

Leslie Noriega, Court/Community School Transition Specialist has been nominated for her contributions to SCOE’s educational program at Elinor Hickey Jr./Sr. High School. Ms. Noriega supports students as they complete their Student Success Plans. In addition, she assists in the classroom as math lessons are being taught. Ms. Noriega anticipates the needs of students and colleagues. She is a keen observer of students and assesses how they might benefit from additional support. When an opportunity arose for students to celebrate their culture as well as learn about the culture of their peers, Leslie took the lead and developed a project for Asian American Pacific Islander Month. She also developed a new project for Latinx Heritage Month, that is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. Ms. Noriega has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since November 2015.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Sian Magee, Alternative Education Teacher, has been nominated by Director Marc Nigel for her contributions at Folsom Middle School, in the Sacramento County Office of Education’s CARE program. Ms. Magee teaches Math, English, and a curriculum support class for students enrolled in seventh grade. She is phenomenal at building relationships with students. Ms. Magee’s classroom walls are rich with student work and engaging bulletin boards. She makes certain to know every student’s story and passion in life, to motivate them in the classroom. She takes the time to work with each family, helping them navigate the school process, and she is highly engaged with the Folsom Middle School staff and school community. Ms. Magee has been a Sacramento County Office of Education employee since July 2017.