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Board Recognizes December 2023 Employees of the Month

Alexis Gomez and Ju Park

December 2023 Classified Employee of the Month Alexis Gomez and Certificated Employee of the Month Ju Park 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

Alexis Gomez, Administrative Assistant with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Department was nominated by Executive Director, Kristin Wright. Kristin has shared that, “since the day Alexis started with the DEI team, she has stepped up to not only do everything that has been asked of her by the members of the DEI team but has gone above and beyond to help her colleagues across Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) and System of Support (SOS). Alexis is not only competent and reliable, she has pitch-hit when other team members have been on leave and took each opportunity as a chance to learn and build her own skills. Alexis is also responsible for coordinating numerous DEI events and trainings both internally and across Sacramento County. 

It has been both observed and reported by managers across the organization how much they appreciate Alexis’ calm and helpful spirit and her willingness to “get the job done”, whatever it is.  She makes SCOE look and feel hospitable and warm. Her positive “I can” attitude and spirit make working with her easy.” Alexis Gomez has been a SCOE employee since September 2021.   

Certificated Employee of the Month

Ju Park, Alternative Education Teacher, was nominated by Principal, Lisa Alcala.  

Per Principal Alcala, “Ms. Park joined our team at Nathaniel S. Colley Sr. High School during its inaugural school year, 2022-2023. Before working at our community school, Ms. Park was a special education teacher at Bannon Creek Elementary School and a Behavior Management Technician at Leo A. Palmiter. 

What stands out when you enter Ms. Park’s classroom is the supportive environment that she creates for her students. She wants them to succeed and makes it difficult for them to fail. In addition to learning about their academic subjects, math, science, health, and PE, Ms. Park teaches students how to engage in the way that ensures they will leave her class being their own best self-advocate.  Students learn how to ask questions, manage frustrations, and support each other in positive ways. Ms. Park is also quick to help her fellow teachers by sharing resources or brainstorming new ideas. 

Outside of school, you will find Ms. Park at the track or the soccer field supporting her son at one of his sporting competitions. We appreciate Ms. Park’s dedication to our program and our students.” Ju Park has been a SCOE employee since February 2007.