Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email: email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
WHAT: The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) will announce two winners at a countywide teacher recognition dinner
WHEN: Friday, August 25, 2023 (doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., awards program starts at 6:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Hilton Sacramento Arden West (2200 Harvard St., Sacramento, CA)
WHO: Teachers of the Year and representatives from eleven local school districts, the California Charter Schools Association, and SCOE
WHY: The two winners join an elite group of teachers who have represented Sacramento County over the years in the California State 2024 Teachers of the Year program. Previous Sacramento County Teachers of the Year are listed online—including Elinor Hickey, the namesake of the award the top two teachers receive. Hickey was County Teacher of the Year in 1978, and a SCOE community school is named after her.
About the County Teachers of the Year Program
A selection committee comprised of education professionals, including previous Sacramento County Teachers of the Year, interviewed 12 local Teachers of the Year and chose the two winners. All local educational agencies are invited to nominate a teacher to participate in the program each year. (Large districts are eligible to nominate two teachers.) The program is presented by SCOE in partnership with the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento Republic FC, the Sacramento River Cats, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, and the Sacramento Scottish Rite.
About the Sacramento County Office of Education
The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), plays a leadership role in the delivery of quality education to the students in Sacramento County, which is home to the California state capital comprising 1.4 million residents and seven cities. SCOE directly educates more than 30,000 children and adults each year—including thousands of district teachers who attend training sessions and workshops. It provides support services to more than 247,000 students in 13 school districts, four of which are some of the state’s largest. SCOE provides technical assistance, curriculum and instructional support, staff development, legal and financial advice, and oversight to Sacramento County school districts. Its programs and services are available to schools, districts, and other county offices of education across the region.
Considered a leader of the Capital Service Region—a 10-county area consisting of Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties—SCOE is one of 58 county offices of education in California. Approximately 650 regular and more than 950 temporary and substitute SCOE staff work year-round providing services which complement and supplement those offered by public school districts in Sacramento County.
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