Sonoma County Office of Education


News & Announcements

Press releases issued by the Sonoma County Office of Education and other news items related to Sonoma County schools are included here. Do you have questions about a story on this page or are you a member of the media seeking information for an article? Please contact Communications Director Jamie Hansen at or call her at 707-524-2620.

Congratulations to Jennie Harriman, Teacher of the Month

03/13/2019 - Jennie HarrimanJennie Harriman, an elementary school teacher with Spring Creek Elementary in Rincon Valley Union School District, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for February 2019.

The monthly award honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers from October through May. It is sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), K-HITS 104.9, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU), with additional support from Platinum Chevrolet.


Petaluma Accelerated Charter Named a Distinguished School

03/01/2019 - PACS Students Celebrate a VictoryPetaluma Accelerated Charter School (PACS) at McKinley was recognized as one of the state’s most exemplary schools when it was named a California Distinguished School this week.


SCOE Nurse Honored for Leadership by State Nursing Organization

03/01/2019 - Donna BassettDonna Bassett, a school nurse in SCOE’s Special Education Division, was honored March 1 as the state's top awardee for the Excellence in School Nursing Administration Award by the California School Nurse’s Organization (CSNO).


Classified Employee Teacher Credentialing Grant

02/28/2019 - The Classified Employee Teacher Credentialing Grant application is now open! All qualified classified employees looking to earn a teaching credential are encouraged to apply. Learn more. Read More...

SCOE Hosting STEAM Showcase, March 1

02/21/2019 - Close to 500 students are expected to attend the third annual Synopsys-Sonoma County STEAM Showcase on Friday, March 1 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. In this innovative event, students will showcase their work in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, also called STEAM. All work is centered around one of two themes: Stability and Change; and Unseen Possibilities.


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