Sonoma County Office of Education

Blog: English Language Arts

This blog focuses on the effective teaching of English Language Arts in K-12 schools with special emphasis on Sonoma County. It offers ideas and resources to support engaging instruction in relation to the Common Core Standards and 21st century learning.

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Reading Through the Seasons: October’s Falling Leaves
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Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Board President
"I am proud to serve Sonoma County as President of the Sonoma County Board of Education in 2020. The Board of Education sets policy for its alternative education program, serves in an oversight role for SCOE, and supports our educational agenda. We believe every student has a unique set of abilities, potential, and needs. Our board compliments the work and innovation of SCOE, and serves as an educational partner for the Sonoma County community." - Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Board President