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 jhansen@scoe.org or call her at 707-524-2620.

Congratulations to John Menth, Teacher of the Month

11/10/2020 - John Menth, a sixth-grade teacher at San Miguel Charter School in Mark West Union School District, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for October 2020.

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Sonoma County Teacher Ross Hause a Finalist for California Teacher of the Year

10/30/2020 - Burbank Elementary teacher one of seven finalists for the prestigious honor statewide

Santa Rosa City Schools’ sixth grade teacher Ross Hause has been named one of just seven finalists for 2021 California Teacher of the Year, State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Wednesday.

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Science grant helps educators inspire and reach students of all backgrounds

09/11/2020 -

More than 100 local science teachers have expanded their leadership skills and honed their ability to inspire and engage students of all backgrounds in the field of science, thanks to a state grant.

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With Generous Donations, SCOE Launches Technology Support Fund

08/31/2020 - Bank of Marin seeds fund to help schools and families with distance learning technology needs

Thanks to a generous donation from Bank of Marin, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is launching a Technology Support Fund intended to help school districts and families purchase the mobile hotspots, prepaid data plans, computers, and subscriptions to online learning plans needed to access and deliver distance learning this year.

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Sonoma County Teacher of the Year Named

08/05/2020 - Santa Rosa City Schools’ sixth grade teacher Ross Hause has been selected as Sonoma County Teacher of the Year. Hause teaches at Luther Burbank Elementary School in Santa Rosa. According to the nomination, he is instrumental in creating a Burbank Family where he says “kids feel safe with a deeper sense of belonging that drives them to work harder in their academics, and parents feel more welcomed and part of our school community.”

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