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

County Health Officer Issues Letter on Measles

05/13/2019 - Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip has released a letter to parents and guardians, alerting them of current state and national measles outbreaks. In this letter (provided in Spanish and English), she outlines the serious threat measles presents to unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children and strongly encourages any unvaccinated children to get the measles vaccine as soon as possible. SCOE strongly supports this valuable information being shared with parents and guardians and has asked school districts to share the letters with their school communities.

Click here to read the letter in English
Haga click aquí para leer la carta en español.

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Congratulations to Emily Brown Teacher of the Month

05/13/2019 - Emily Brown and her class Emily Brown, a teacher at Prestwood Elementary School in Sonoma Valley Unified School District, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for May 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 and Bernstein Orthodontics.

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Congratulations to Hollie Campos, Teacher of the Month

05/03/2019 - Hollie Campos stands in front of a crowd of students after being honoredHollie Campos, a teacher at Technology High School in Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for April 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 and Bernstein Orthodontics.

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Celebrating School Employees in May

05/01/2019 - This May, join SCOE in thanking Sonoma County's 4,000 teachers and 2,500 classified employees for their work and dedication in helping Sonoma County students succeed. May 5-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week, while Classified School Employee week is May 19-25.

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Sonoma County Teacher of the Year, Finalist Named

04/24/2019 - Katya Robinson ,Teacher of the YearKatya Robinson, a special education teacher with the West County Consortium, which serves students with special needs in west Sonoma County, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Year. Robinson was recognized for her energetic, thoughtful, and child-centered approach to serving her students with moderate to severe disabilities. Robinson says that her goal is to “teach herself out of a job” by helping her students address their educational challenges and transition back into a general education classroom with their peers.

Travis Beall, a high school English teacher at Roseland University Prep, was honored as runner-up for his leadership throughout the school and his high expectations and support for his students.

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