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.

Teachable Moment: Jim Reed Makes a Difference at Sonoma County Court School

11/13/2019 - Jim Reed has found perhaps his most rewarding teaching experience at Sonoma County's Court School. After teaching in various regular and special education classrooms for years, he has been instructing at Juvenile Hall for the past three years.

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Tony Thurmond, state superintendent of public instruction, expresses appreciation to Sonoma schools

11/08/2019 - Tony Thurmond croppedState superintendent of public instruction, Tony Thurmond, expressed his appreciation and support to Sonoma County superintendents today for their responses to the recent Power Safety Power Shutoffs and the Kincade Fire. The meeting was held today at the Sonoma County Office of Education in Santa Rosa.

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Sonoma County Office of Education offers free resources to support recovery after Kincade Fire

11/04/2019 - To support school mental health recovery after the Kincade Fire, The Sonoma County Office of Education has made available free resources for educators, families and students. The resources, also available in Spanish, are available at SCOE’s web site,

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Talking to Children After a Tragedy: Resources for Educators and Parents

10/24/2019 - motherchildcarouselIn this article, SCOE provides tips and resources for educators and parents on how to talk to children and support them after political or natural disasters.

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County Superintendent Receives Multiple Leadership Awards

10/23/2019 - Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, was recognized this week with three separate awards for his educational leadership at the local, state, and national level.

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