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Board Recognizes June 2023 Employees of the Month

Lily Chu and Carrie Tilley holding framed certificates

June 2023 Classified Employee of the Month Lily Chu and Certificated Employee of the Month Carrie Tilley 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

Lily Chu, a Program Analyst for the College and Career Readiness Department, was nominated by Jared Amalong, Director, Computer Science Education and Distance Learning. Chu supports two multi-million-dollar statewide projects to broaden student participation in computer science. Her attention to detail, paired with her compassion for the students, educators, and professionals involved in the projects is inspiring. She has a natural ability to build relationships of mutual respect with her colleagues, as well as partners from UCLA, the Small School Districts’ Association, and the CDE Foundation. Chu is also creative and analytical; recently, she designed a registration system that features a user-friendly experience that matches a potential participant with one of over 40 workshops that are offered through the statewide computer science projects. Chu’s positive impact on SCOE and organizations across the state is significant. Lily Chu has been a SCOE employee since May 2020.

Certificated Employee of the Month

Carrie Tilley, a Teacher for the Special Education Department, was nominated by Area Principal Jillian Friend. Tilley has worked at the Foundations Academy program at Rutter Middle School for 20 years. She is a dedicated teacher, advocate, and colleague, maintaining good communication with families and working hard to support families as they navigate the sometimes-cumbersome Individualized Education Plan process. Tilley has demonstrated resilience—not only through the pandemic as an independent study teacher but also through a staffing shortage this year. Her dedication to SCOE, her students, and their families is much appreciated. Carrie Tilley has been a SCOE employee since August 2002.