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

Students Reveal Fire Recovery Innovations at Second Synopsys-Sonoma County Steam Showcase

02/22/2018 - 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: Systems and System Models or Creativity in Community. The second theme encourages students to develop projects that address the communityís unique needs both before and after the North Bay fires. These could include products or services to support those displaced by the fires, systems to help prevent or protect from such disasters in the future, and reflections of individual or community experience of the fires. Read More...

Mandy Corbin Confirmed as SCOE Assistant Superintendent of Special Education

02/01/2018 - Mandy CorbinSonoma County Superintendent Dr. Steve Herrington is pleased to announce that Mandy Corbin has been confirmed as Assistant Superintendent of Special Education at the Sonoma County Office of Education, effective Feb. 1. Ms. Corbin has served as interim assistant superintendent since August 2017. Her position change was reviewed by the county superintendent and SCOE Leadership Team in collaboration with several district superintendents and special education directors. Read More...

Congratulations to Kim McKay, January Teacher of the Month

01/26/2018 - Kim McKay holds her Teacher of the Month PlaqueKim McKay, a kindergarten teacher at Hidden Valley Satellite School in Santa Rosa, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for January 2018. 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 1049, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU), with additional support from Platinum Chevrolet. Read More...

Mobile Learning Lab Takes Education on the RoadThe Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)ís Mobile

01/25/2018 - Mobile Learning Lab DesignThe Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)ís Mobile Learning Lab, conceived by teacher-leaders and built by students, will provide a one-of-a-kind learning space for schools around Sonoma County when it is completed this February. Students from Rancho Cotate High Schoolís Engineering and Design program are building the lab from a basic 8-by 21-foot cargo trailer. The finished product will include a large-screen TV for multimedia presentations; solar panels to power the TV and other electronics; †an extendable shade structure, seating for 30 participants, and much more. Read More...

Transition Fair connects students with special needs to community resources

01/25/2018 - The 10th annual Transition Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), 5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa. This free event is designed to help students and their families learn about services for individuals with special needs as they transition from school-based programs to adulthood. Read More...


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