Employee Spotlight: Christin Perrill
Years at SCOE:
A little over 1 year.
I organize the CTE Credentialing program at North Coast School of Education and I also support Teacher Induction. Additionally, I teach some of the Be A Teacher Intern courses, a role that I have held since 2018. Working with other teachers and helping them have the tools they need to serve all students is something I am extremely passionate about.
How do you describe your job to people outside SCOE?
I’m a teacher who supports other teachers in their own learning.
Where did you grow up?
The South Bay Area — Los Gatos/Campbell/San Jose
Who was your favorite childhood teacher and why?
My second grade teacher, Mrs. Lescroat. She was so kind, and I learned a lot in her class. Also my 10th grade biology teacher Mr. Dunton. He was entertaining and lively and made me want to study biology in college.
What is your favorite thing about SCOE?
The people! Everyone is so nice and we all work hard toward the same goal of serving the schools and students of Sonoma County.
What is one of your most memorable moments as a SCOE employee?
North Coast throws an amazing potluck each month to celebrate birthdays and these gatherings are always filled with laughter and camaraderie. I always leave our lunches feeling uplifted and connected to my team in new ways.
Outside of work, what is your favorite hobby or way to unwind?
Running, reading, and crafting.
Do you have a favorite TV show, movie or book that involves a school setting?
I recently finished watching the remake of Anne of Green Gables with my daughter. (One of the main settings is a one-room schoolhouse.) I loved the original and have to say the remake is even better.
What is your favorite place in Sonoma County?
The beach is my happy place. I also love the drive out to the beach. We live in an amazing and magical place — the rolling hills, ranch land, redwoods, vineyards, and the ocean.
What might people be surprised to learn about you?
As a creative outlet, I taught myself how to quilt in 2017. I learned through books and YouTube and have since made very simple quilts for my own children, nieces, and nephews. I make more complicated, technical styles for my home and as gifts for others. Nothing better than snuggling up with a homemade blanket on a rainy day!