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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 or call her at 707-524-2620.

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennie Snyder Honored for Leadership

10/22/2018 - Jennie Snyder, far right, holds her Steering Committee Star AwardDr. Jennie Snyder, Deputy Superintendent of Educational Support Services at the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), was recognized this month for her leadership around the state in helping county offices of education fill their new role under California's System of Support for schools.

Dr. Snyder was named a Steering Committee Star on Monday, Oct. 15 at the general membership luncheon of the California County Superintendents' organization, CCSESA. The award recognizes steering committee members who have played a critical role in fulfilling the committee’s goals. Dr. Snyder's colleagues selected Dr. Snyder for this award to recognize her hard work and dedication in leading county offices. Congratulations, Dr. Snyder!


County Superintendent Steve Herrington Honored with Leadership Award for Work During Fires

10/19/2018 - Steve Herrington, County Superintendent, poses outside SCOESteve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, this week was honored with the highest honor of the California County Superintendents' Organization (CCSESA) for his leadership during the 2017 North Bay wildfires and their aftermath.

Dr. Herrington was given the Executive Leadership award at CCSESA's 2018 General Membership Dinner in Redwood City on Monday, October 15.


Congratulations to Beau Rudder, May Teacher of the Month

10/18/2018 - Beau Rudder is pictured here with his mother, a retired teacher, accepting the award.Beau Rudder, a special education teacher with the South County Special Education Consortium, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for October 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...

SCOE Named as Geographic Lead Under California’s System of Support

10/17/2018 - Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has been selected for a statewide leadership role, tasked with supporting other county offices of education in their new responsibility to help school districts improve student outcomes using data and improvement science.

SCOE will join six other county offices named as Geographic Lead Agencies in forming a statewide support network to help county offices meet their new responsibilities under the state’s continuous improvement system. This position will also strengthen SCOE’s ability to serve Sonoma County’s 40 school districts as it develops the expertise and connections needed for this leadership role.


SCOE to Dedicate Teacher Learning Center Oct. 18

10/02/2018 - Teacher Learning CenterOn Oct. 18, SCOE will dedicate its new Teacher Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility built to accommodate a rapidly growing program that provides teacher training and credentialing to address the teacher shortage. Members of the media are invited.


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