Sonoma County Office of Education

Employee Spotlight: Amanda Pokriots

11/16/2021 - Amanda Pokriots

Amanda Pokriots

Years at SCOE:
Started 8/30/2021

Job Title:
Department Systems Coordinator

How do you describe your job to people outside SCOE?
I usually tell people my job is a mix between an attendance accountant and registrar for our Court and Community schools.

Where did you grow up?
Willits, CA

Who was your favorite childhood teacher and why?
My favorite teacher was Mrs. Pierce. I was lucky to have her two years in a row as she changed grades when I did. She was very enthusiastic and kind.

What is your favorite thing about SCOE?
I appreciate how kind and supportive everyone has been as I learn a new position. This is my first time working in Education and I am so happy to have landed at such a wonderful place.

What is one of your most memorable moments as a SCOE employee?
I am still very new to SCOE but the most memorable thing to me so far is that everyone works as a team to support not only each other but also the schools and our community.

Outside of work, what is your favorite hobby or way to unwind?
I love camping with my husband, our four year old daughter and three pugs. I also love reading books and crafting when I get the time.

What is your favorite place in Sonoma County?
I can’t say that I have a favorite place in Sonoma County because there are so many great places here. I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful area with so much to offer.

What might people be surprised to learn about you?
Usually people are most surprised to learn that I practically grew up on the back of a horse riding in rodeos, horse shows and gymkhanas. I hope to one day have another horse and have my daughter ride as well.