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Board Recognizes May 2022 Employees of the Month

Char Evangelista and Lisa Walker

May 2022 Classified Employee of the Month Char Evangelista and May 2022 Certificated Employee of the Month Lisa Walker 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

Charlene (Char) Evangelista, Staff Secretary for C-SAPA, was nominated by Executive Director Rachel Perry. Evangelista routinely juggles work on at least three of our major projects simultaneously. A planner at heart, she loves looking ahead and working with the managers of her various projects to anticipate the demands of the upcoming months. Her attention to detail and eye for improvement makes department processes more efficient and reliable and paves the way for SCOE to deliver the highest quality products to California students and educators. Evangelista’s energy is infectious, and it ignites collaboration. Others on the team look to her for information, encouragement, and advice. Charlene Evangelista has been a SCOE employee since 2017.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Lisa Walker, a Teacher in the Special Education Department, was nominated by Area Principal Jillian Friend. Walker is a highly dedicated and passionate educator who puts the needs of her students first and always acts in their best interest. She is committed to making sure her students reach their full potential. Walker’s car is usually the first one in the school parking lot and often the last one to leave. She is constantly refining her craft to ensure that she is implementing current and innovative instructional strategies to support her students’ overall development. Walker creates a safe place for her students and their families by building trust and opening the lines of communication. She encourages the professional growth of the paraprofessionals she works with and collaborates on which strategies to implement for students’ academic, behavioral, and life skills. Lisa Walker has been a SCOE employee since 1991.