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New General Counsel Joins SCOE

Teresa Stinson a Former California Deputy Attorney General


Teresa (Tracy) Stinson, a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, will join the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) staff, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon announced today.

Ms. Stinson, who has more than fifteen years of experience as a Deputy Attorney General representing California's health, education, and welfare agencies, and as an attorney specializing in labor and employment cases, will serve as SCOE's General Counsel.

"We are delighted to welcome Teresa Stinson to our team. She brings a wealth of experience to the Sacramento County Office of Education," Superintendent Gordon said. "Teresa has an exceptionally strong legal background and knowledge of education and state government that will aid her in working with other governmental and education agencies."

Since 1998, Stinson has served as Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Civil Health, Education, and Welfare Section. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Princeton University. She is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the La Raza Lawyers Association.

"I look forward to Teresa joining our County Office team to continue providing top quality service to the students, families, and staff of the county's thirteen local school districts," Gordon said.

Stinson will start her new position in January 2009.