Sonoma County Office of Education

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.

SCOE priorities to serve students are established each year through an Educational Agenda.

Alternative Education/Student Support

Georgia Ioakimedes Georgia Ioakimedes
Director
(707) 524-2884
gioakimedes@scoe.org

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.

About Alternative Education


Business Services

Mary Downey Mary Downey
Deputy Superintendent
(707) 524-2631
mdowney@scoe.org

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

About Business Services


Educational Support Services

Jennie Snyder Jennie Snyder, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent
(707) 524-2786
jsnyder@scoe.org

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

About Educational Support Services


Human Resources

John Laughlin John Laughlin
Associate Superintendent
(707) 524-2729
jlaughlin@scoe.org

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.

About Human Resources


North Coast School of Education

Jason LeaJason Lea
Executive Director
(707) 524-2814
jlea@scoe.org

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.

Overview of NCSOE


Special Education

Mandy CorbinMandy Corbin
Assistant Superintendent
(707) 524-2710
mcorbin@scoe.org

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.

About Special Education