Sonoma County Office of Education

Announcements

Announcements

Welcome to the SCOE Employee Center. This section of our website includes announcements for staff and provides access to information that employees may find helpful.


Public School Works Employee Training

SCOE employees will be able to access mandatory health and safety courses starting on Saturday, July 1, via a new staff training system called PublicSchoolWORKS.

Click here to access the PublicSchoolWORKS web site.

COVID-19 News & Resources for SCOE Staff

Last Updated: 9/2/22


SCOE has updated its COVID-19 hub to reflect new information and resources for the fall.

Access the COVID-19 News and Resources page here.

Visit the New SCOE Staff Video Support Library web page

reviewed 9/2/22

We are pleased to announce a new initiative for SCOE staff: a video support library to provide short, solution-oriented videos covering the most widely used systems at SCOE, including Frontline Absence Management, the Online Employee Portal, Google Workspace, and much more!

Access the page here.


Employee Spotlight: Sheri Roberge

05/17/2024 - Sheri RobergeSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Sheri Roberge, Data Specialist for the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).

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Celebrating SCOE's Team Player, Dania Benavides Torres

05/02/2024 -

Dania Benavides TorresTeam Player 2023SCOE's Personnel Commission is pleased to announce that Dania Benavides Torres, Lead Custodian, has been selected as this year's Team Player. The award, given each spring to a SCOE classified employee, recognizes outstanding performance, integrity, and customer service.

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Employee Spotlight: Juliana Flynn

04/09/2024 - Julianna FlynnSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Juliana Flynn, Work-Based Learning Project Coordinator for the Alternative Education Department.

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Message from the Superintendent about the Equity Study and the Work Ahead

03/28/2024 -

Equity isn't just a buzzword; it's a fundamental principle that ensures everyone has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

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Employee Spotlight: Alli Britton

03/08/2024 - Alli BrittoniSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Alli Britton, STRS Retirement Analyst, Business Support Services.

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Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Lux

01/30/2024 - Jennifer LuxSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Jennifer Lux, Principal, Special Education.

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Employee Spotlight: Christi Calson

12/07/2023 - Christi ClasonSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Christi Calson, CTE Pathway Coordinator.

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Employee Spotlight: Christin Perrill

11/02/2023 - Christin PerrillSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Christin Perrill, Project Coordinator.

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Employee Spotlight: Hunter Ferrara

10/03/2023 - Hunter FerraraSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Hunter Ferrara, Credentials Analyst.

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Employee Spotlight: Casey Shea

09/11/2023 - Casey SheaSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Casey Shea, Program Coordinator.

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Employee Spotlight: Nashelly Chavez

08/14/2023 - Nashelly ChavezSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Nashelly Chavez, Communications Specialist.

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Employee Spotlight: Sarah French

05/30/2023 - Sarah FrenchSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Sarah French, Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance Department Assistant and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

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Employee Spotlight: Claudia House

05/17/2023 - Claudia HouseSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Claudia House,  Educational Interpreter/Translator.

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Celebrating SCOE's Team Player, Kenna Kitamura

05/01/2023 -

Kenna Kitamura Team Player 2023SCOE's Personnel Commission is pleased to announce that Kenna Kitamura, Program Specialist Technician II at the North Coast School of Education, has been selected as this year's Team Player. The annual award recognizes a SCOE employee who demonstrates outstanding performance, integrity, and customer service.

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Employee Spotlight: Andrea Wells

04/11/2023 - Andrea WellsSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Andrea Wells, SELPA Program Specialist and SELPA Adaptive Technology Center Supervisor.

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Employee Spotlight: Hilary Lyon

03/06/2023 - Hilary LyonSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Hilary Lyon, Legal Receptionist, School & College Legal Services.

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Employee Spotlight: Bob Herbstman

02/02/2023 - Bob HerbstmanSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Bob Herbstman, Communications Support Technician.

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Employee Spotlight: Alejandra Solis-Pérez

12/21/2022 - Alejandra Solis-PérezSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Alejandra Solis-Pérez, Student Engagement Liaison.

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Employee Spotlight: Valerie Spizarsky

12/05/2022 - Valerie SpizarskySCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Valerie Spizarsky, Education Specialist.

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Employee Spotlight: Asia Teixeira

10/28/2022 - Asia TeixeiraSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Asia Teixeira, Human Resources Analyst.

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Employee Spotlight: Kenna Kitamura

09/27/2022 - Kenna_KitamuraSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Kenna Kitamura, Program Specialist Technician, North Coast School of Education.

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SCOE DHH Specialist Publishes First Book

08/15/2022 - Shayla Boo and You book coverDeaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist Vielka Montout wrote a children's book to show what life is like for the students she has spent her career serving.

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Employee Spotlight: Kristen DelMonte

08/07/2022 - Kristen DelMonteSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Kristen DelMonte, Teacher on Loan.

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Employee Spotlight: Sarah Graves

05/26/2022 - Sarah GravesSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Sarah Graves, Resource Materials Clerk and Accounting Technician II.

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Celebrating SCOE's Team Player, Lynda Sue Pinochi

05/09/2022 -

SCOE's Personnel Commission is pleased to announce that Lynda Sue Pinochi, LiveScan Technician/HR Assistant, has been selected as this year's Team Player. The annual award recognizes a SCOE employee who demonstrates outstanding performance, integrity, and customer service.

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Employee Spotlight: Danielle Boettner

04/25/2022 - Danielle BoettnerSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Danielle Boettner, Business Systems Support Analyst.

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Employee Spotlight: Tanya Mallan

03/29/2022 - Tanya MallanSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Tanya Mallan, Assistive Technology Specialist.

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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Maul

03/02/2022 - Kelly_MaulSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Kelly Maul, Legal Services Receptionist.

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Employee Spotlight: Eric Wittmershaus

01/31/2022 - Eric_WittmershausSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Eric Wittmershaus, Director of Communications.

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Employee Spotlight: Brulene Zanutto

12/22/2021 - Brulene_Zanutto2SCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Brulene Zanutto, Coordinator Early Literacy and School Readiness.

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Employee Spotlight: Diane Perkiss

10/22/2021 - Diane_PerkissSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Diane Perkiss, Human Resources Analyst.

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Hazard Mitigation Plan - Invitation to Comment

09/03/2021 - The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is in the process of creating a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (Plan). The Plan identifies a range of natural hazards with the potential to significantly impact SCOE facilities as well as all of the facilities within each of the SCOE districts. The Plan provides a list of mitigation action items that will be used in the future to reduce impacts from the identified hazards.

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Employee Spotlight: Cathy Gascon

08/26/2021 - Cathy_GasconSCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet teacher Cathy Gascon.

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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.

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Employee Spotlight: Meet the Teachers on Loan Serving SCOE’s ESS Department

08/10/2021 - SCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet the six Teachers On Loan serving SCOE's Educational Support Services Department for 2021-22.

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Bay Area Health Officers Announce New Health Orders for Indoor Masking

08/03/2021 -

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Important Health and Safety Guidelines for SCOE Staff

08/03/2021 - To ensure the healthiest possible work environment as we return for the Fall 2021 school year, we ask all staff to closely review the following health and safety information.

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Important: SCOE Offices Closed Tomorrow, Friday June 18

06/17/2021 - President Biden has declared Juneteenth, which falls on Saturday June 19, 2021, a federal holiday.  Here is a copy of the bill. This law becomes effective immediately. Because public schools are required to observe federal holidays, SCOE offices and classes will be closed tomorrow, Friday June 18, in observance of the holiday on June 19. 

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Recognizing SCOE Retirees

06/03/2021 - SCOE hosted a retirement celebration for our retirees on Thursday, June 3 during the board meeting. Thank you to all who attended to celebrate our retirees, and most importantly, thank you to our wonderful employees for their years of service. If you missed the reception, you can view the video here.

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Celebrating SCOE's Team Player, Miwa Smith

04/30/2021 - SCOE's Personnel Commission is pleased to announce that they have selected Miwa Smith, an administrative support secretary with the Administrative Services Division as this year's Team Player. This annual award recognizes a SCOE employee who demonstrates outstanding performance, integrity, and customer service.

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Employee Spotlight: Derek Ng

04/21/2021 - SCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Derek Ng from SCOE's IT department.

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Employee Spotlight: Zachary Morris

03/25/2021 - SCOE and SELPA employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Zachary Morris from Sonoma County SELPA.

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Employee Spotlight: April Tinelli

02/18/2021 - SCOE/School and College Legal Services employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet April Tinelli from School and College Legal Services.

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Classified Summer Assistance Program

02/08/2021 - SCOE is pleased to offer a benefit for classified employees who work 11 months or less out of a 12-month period for the 2021-22 year. The program is being offered by the California Department of Education and allows eligible employees to elect to withhold up to 10 percent of their regular monthly pay during the 2021-22 school year. If you participate, you can elect to receive payment of your contribution and the amount matched by the state in one or two payments in the Summer of 2022.

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Employee Spotlight: Yesenia Rivas-Suarez

01/22/2021 - SCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Yesenia Rivas-Suarez from the North Coast School of Education.

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Important Update on Screening for COVID-19

01/04/2021 - Only 5% of those infected with COVID are presenting with fever, making screening questions more important than ever. The following are among the first symptoms being reported by those in the early stages of COVID:

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Employee Spotlight: Jenn Guerrero

12/09/2020 - SCOE employees are a dedicated group with diverse interests and backgrounds. Get to know your colleagues better each month in the Employee Spotlight. This month, meet Jenn Guerrero from Educational Support Services.

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Updated California Mask Requirements

11/19/2020 - On Nov. 16, Gavin Newsom announced new requirements for wearing face coverings in order to address the spread of COVID-19. Californians are now required to wear face coverings whenever they are in public, including in office settings. Exemptions that apply at SCOE include an individual working alone in an office or room, people who are actively eating and spaced at least six feet from others, and individuals exempted for health reasons.

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Wireless Network Use

11/17/2020 - Please see the following reminder from IT about the appropriate SCOE networks to use when you are on professional or personal devices. Please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the security of our networks.

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Help brighten the holiday season for thousands of individuals, seniors, and families

11/16/2020 - You can help brighten the holiday season for thousands of individuals, seniors and families in need by being a Secret Santa!

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