Sonoma County Office of Education

About SCOE

Departments & Services

The departments and services of the Sonoma County Office of Education, listed below, are designed to improve instruction and achievement across the county, meet legal mandates, help districts operate cost-effectively, and bring increased educational resources to the region.

Support ServicesFor information on the services SCOE provides to school districts and charter schools, download our Support Services brochure.

Alternative Education/Student Support

Georgia Ioakimedes Georgia Ioakimedes
(707) 524-2884

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) operates alternative schools for Sonoma County students who are seriously at risk of school and/or societal failure.

Community and Court Schools
Foster Youth Services
Homeless Education
Student Support Services

Business Services

Jim Cerreta Mary Downey
Deputy Superintendent
(707) 524-2631

The Business Services department includes internal and external fiscal services, information technology, printing services, and operations.

District Fiscal Services
Information Technology
Internal Fiscal Services
Printing Services
School District Organization

CTE/College and Career Readiness

Stephen Jackson Stephen Jackson
(707) 524-2720

Through its Career Technology Education (CTE) Support Services department, SCOE supports the development and integration of a continuum of CTE activities that prepare students for their 21st century futures.

High School CTE Models
High School Program Support
Middle School Career Exploration
Professional Development
Specialized Adult Programs

Educational Support Services

Jennie Snyder Jennie Snyder, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent
(707) 524-2786

SCOE’s Educational Support Services Department oversees a wide range of programs and services that support teaching and learning in Sonoma County schools.

21st Century Learning
Child Care Planning Council
Common Core Standards
Curriculum Council
Custom Services
Data & Assessment
Early Childhood Education
English Learner Services
Leadership Initiatives
Library Media Services
Local Control & Accountability
Next Generation Science
State & Federal Programs
Student Events
Technology for Learners

Human Resources

Michael Juric Michael Juric, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
(707) 524-2729

SCOE’s Human Resources department serves as a professional resource for districts regarding employment issues and is committed to providing services that help Sonoma County schools meet their human resources needs.

Fingerprinting (LiveScan)
HR Resources for Employees
HR Services for Districts
Job Opportunities
Personnel Commission
Substitute Teaching

North Coast School of Education

Karen Ricketts Karen Ricketts
Executive Director
(707) 524-2814

NCSOE was founded and is supported by SCOE. It administers state-approved credential programs that support new and aspiring teachers as they develop and grow in their teaching practice.

Administrator Induction Program
Be a Teacher Intern Program
Teacher Induction
Designated Subjects - Adult Education Credential
Designated Subjects - Career Technical Education Credential
University Support and Supervision Intern Program

Special Education

John Laughlin John Laughlin
Assistant Superintendent
(707) 524-2710

The Sonoma County Office of Education’s Special Education department offers specialized instructional services for children ages 3 to 22 who have physical, emotional, cognitive, or developmental disabilities.

Preschool Program
Kindergarten to High School Program
Transition Program
DHH and VI Programs
Non-Public Schools Program