Sonoma County Office of Education

Welcome Back to School 2021

08/12/2021 -

SCOE held its 2021-2022 Back-to-School event on Monday, Aug. 9. The event featured an inspiring talk by Jose Perez, a SCOE Special Education teaching assistant.

Following Mr. Perez’s speech, we began the school year by recognizing exemplary employees and colleagues. The celebration included Golden Bell and District Service award winners and those who have reached landmark years of service.

Here is a list of the employees recognized this year. Congratulations and thank you for your commitment and hard work!

Golden Bell Winners


Tina Hoyal golden bell

Tina Hoyal

Tina was honored for her passion, professionalism, and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure each student is reaching their full potential. Tina is said to be the best role model for other teachers entering the profession.


Rachel Medina golden bell 2021

Rachel Medina

Rachel was honored for her dedication to students, building relationships with students and staff, and her dependability. Rachel’s colleagues describe her as kind and are grateful to work with her.

Marlene Moore golden bell

Marlene Moore

Marlene was honored for her warmth and kindness, her ability to tackle new challenges with a positive attitude, and her pragmatic sensibility. Marlene’s colleagues describe her as invaluable and graceful.


Shauna Hamilton golden bell

Shauna Hamilton

Shauna was honored for her commitment to inclusiveness and collaboration, her leadership style, and her service to Sonoma County and its students. Shauna was also celebrated for her program contributions which have resulted in more grant funding for mental health services.

District Service Award

Scott Straub golden bell

Scott Straub

Scott was honored for his exceptional customer service, friendliness, and efficiency when completing jobs. Scott was described as the hardest working man in the print shop who delivers every order with a smile and light-hearted joke.


Golden Bell Nominees

  • Amanda Snook
  • Gee Boggs
  • Georgia Ioakimedes
  • Janet Maurer
  • Jennifer Scharry
  • Scott Straub
  • Sheri Roberge

District Service Award Nominees

  • Dan Blake
  • Kimberly Vallée
  • Sarah Lundy