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Graduations Celebrate Transition for SCOE Students

Students Receive Certificates of Completion

Student receiving certificate

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) celebrated the success of 19 students during two separate ceremonies at its David P. Meaney Education Center. On May 18 and 22, proud family members and jubilant teachers enjoyed a poignant ceremony for those receiving certificates of completion through SCOE's program for high school students and young adults with severe disabilities. The students will now make the transition to other education or job-training programs.


The ceremonies honored the following students:

CSUS Young Adult Class (Shawn O'Briant, Teacher)

  • Joshua Bailey
  • Brandi Gomez Hart
  • Giovani Hernandez

Galt High School Young Adult Class (Cathy Goodrich, Teacher)

  • Jasmine Abarca
  • Maria Ramirez
  • Kiana Ortiz

George Washington Carver Class (Guy Holman, Teacher)

  • Jonah Huddleston

Inderkum High School Class (Bernadette Kerwin, Teacher)

  • Kathleen Mullen
  • Brando Olivares
  • Eduard Svityashchuk

Jessie Baker Young Adult Class (Frances Montemurro, Teacher)

  • Joseph Close
  • Mariela Galindo
  • Arian Niazi
  • Ashley Vinson

Monterey Trail High School Class (Michele Glorioso, Teacher)

  • Cristobal "David" Cervantes
  • Nicole Tracy
  • Shedrick McDowell

Rio Linda High School Class (Rachel Remner, Teacher)

  • Salia Brown

Sheldon High School Class (Linda Moscatelli, Teacher)

  • Eileen Le

The students represent SCOE young adult programs located throughout Sacramento County, including a class located at California State University, Sacramento. Many of the students have participated in SCOE special education programs throughout their educational years, from the infant program through young adult.

As part of the SCOE Special Education Department, the SH (severely handicapped) and ED (emotionally disturbed) programs provide services to students ranging from 3-22 years old. SCOE supports a variety of students, including those who have visual impairments, mobility needs, or speech and language impairments. SCOE's Infant Development Program provides individualized, home-based instruction and family support for infants and toddlers with special needs. Programs are located at more than 30 schools/sites from eight school districts within the county. Special education services are also provided at schools operated by Sacramento County Probation.

Student receiving certificate
Student receiving certificate