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.

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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SCOE Hosts Virtual Learning Institutes for More Than 300 Educators

07/23/2020 - More than 300 Sonoma County educators representing 30 of Sonoma County’s 40s school districts will prepare for the uncertainty of the 2020-21 school year by expanding their skills in distance instruction during two virtual learning institutes presented by the Sonoma County Office of Education.

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Statement in Response to New State Directives for Schools

07/17/2020 -

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Declaración de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Sonoma (SCOE) en Respuesta a las Nuevas Direct

07/17/2020 -

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21st Century CA School Leadership Academy grant press release

06/29/2020 - School leaders from Sonoma, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, and Napa counties will soon have access to expanded high-quality professional development opportunities thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant awarded to the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership (CEL). This grant will allow SCOE to build on existing work done in partnership with CEL over the last three years to support local educational leadership.

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