Celebrating SCOE Staff
SCOE held its 2019-20 Back-to-School event on Friday, Aug. 9. The event featured an inspiring talk by Jeff Lefevbre, a Windsor High School teacher and participant in SCOE's Rooster Fellowship. He spoke about how the Rooster Fellowship, designed to increase student engagement, helped adjust his instructional strategies to better connect with all students.
And, as is our tradition, we began the school year by recognizing exemplary employees and colleagues. That included Golden Bell and District Service award winners as well as those who have reached landmark years of service. Here is the list of employees recognized this year. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!
Golden Bell Awards
Jorge Torres, Facilities, Maintenance & Operations - Groundskeeper
Jorge was recognized as someone who always goes the extra mile to do the best for SCOE. In his role as groundskeeper, Jorge proactiely manages issues before they impact staff, caring for SCOE school sites around the county. He was described as generous with his time, positive, polite, and professional.
Nikki Thompson, Special Education Teacher
Teacher Nikki Thompson was recognized as a true team player who helps coach and train other educators and leads by example. She is passionate about her vocation and goes above and beyond to support parents and families.
Shelley Stiles, Business Services - Director, External Fiscal Services
Shelley was recognized for creating a strong team within her department to serve schools, as well as her collaborative nature and willingness to adapt her practices to best serve districts. She was described as a professional with strong technical abilities, a good sense of humor, and the ability to help others achieve success.
District Service Award
Hunter Ferrara, Human Resources, Credentials Analyst
Hunter Ferrara, HR Credentials Analyst, received the District Service Award for his kind, collaborative, responsive approach to serving educators.
Golden Bell Nominees
Lynda Sue Pinochi
District Service Nominee
40 years of service
35 years of service
25 years of service
20 years of service
15 years of service
10 years of service
5 years of service