Sonoma County Office of Education

School Board Support


Effective governance and policy development are critical components of school board leadership. The Sonoma County Superintendent and Sonoma County Board of Education host periodic seminars designed to support and develop effective and informed school governing boards. These sessions highlight board leadership strategies that enable staff to administer high-quality educational programs that meet the diverse needs of local communities.

  • Meet with other local board members and share best practices
  • Deepen understanding of board leadership and effective governance
  • Explore topics of interest for ongoing board capacity-building

On the Calendar

2018-19 Administrators' Kickoff | Register
Culture and Academic Achievement: A Social Justice Approach to Education
September 13 | 1:00-3:00pm | Teacher Learning Center at SCOE

Social and Emotional Student Health and Safety | Register
Social and emotional learning techniques for school safety
October 13 | 8:30-11:00am | SCOE

Crisis Communications | Register
When Bad Things Happen to Good Schools
October 18 | 12:00-2:00pm | SCOE

Biennial Trustee Dinner | Register
The Power of One
February 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | Vintner's Inn
SCOE/vendor sponsored

Board Member Boot Camp | Register
Tools for new board members (open to all board members)
February 23 | 8:30am-1:30pm | Teacher Learning Center at SCOE

SCASA Power Breakfast | Register
New Legislation Impacting Education for 2019
March 8 | 8:00-10:00am | SCOE


  • Steven Herrington, Superintendent of Schools
    (707) 524-2603,
  • Kimberly Vallee, Administrative Manager
    (707) 524-2603,