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Board Recognizes December 2022 Employees of the Month

Joanna Graves and Danielle Scarson

December 2022 Classified Employee of the Month Joanna Graves and December 2022 Certificated Employee of the Month Danielle Scarson.

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

Joanna Graves, Program Analyst, Early Learning and SELPA was nominated by SELPA Administrator Debbie Morris and Julie Montali, Executive Director for Early Learning. Graves has quickly become an indispensable member of both the Early Learning and SELPA teams. She brings a positive spirit, along with high-quality work, professionalism, and ingenuity. Graves has successfully navigated the very complicated world of SELPA finance and even developed a system to monitor the expenditures and reimbursement process for our Learning Recovery, Dispute Resolution, and Low Incidence funds which exceed 1.5 million dollars and must be carefully monitored. Simultaneously, Graves manages the multi-faceted budget aspects of the Early Head Start Grant which allows us to serve up to 77 children and families through a home-visiting education program. She is relationship-centered, treating everyone with kindness and a warm smile. Graves has been a SCOE employee since 2017.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Danielle Scarson, Nurse, was nominated by Area Principal Jillian Friend for her work in the Foundations Academy programs. As a school nurse, Scarson provides support to both students and staff. She collaborates with colleagues and teaching staff to ensure that the best nursing support is being provided in order to meet our students' unique needs. Scarson is a leader amongst SCOE’s nursing staff and is always willing to lend a hand when needed. She played a key role in supporting the Foundations Academy programs with unprecedented COVID practices during the pandemic to ensure student and staff safety. She consistently demonstrates her organizational and technological skills in order to streamline procedures and processes. Scarson has been a SCOE employee since 2019.