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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.

NCSOE Receives Grant to Help Classified Staff Become Teachers

12/20/2016 - NCSOE LOGOThe North Coast School of Education (NCSOE) in December received a competitive state grant to help 40 individuals working in local schools in classified positions such as janitor, librarian, or teacher’s aide to earn a teaching credential. The NCSOE, which operates out of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), was one of just 25 agencies around the state to receive the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program grant, out of more than 60 that applied. Read More...

Congratulations to Mr. Paul Drake, Sonoma County Teacher of the Month!

12/20/2016 - Mr. Drake Congratulations to Hidden Valley Elementary School Teacher Paul Drake, winner of the Teacher of the Month award sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), Mix 104.9, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU). This award, new in 2016, honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers each month from October through May.

Community members nominate a favorite teacher to Mix 104.9. Then SCOE and CFCU select a winning teacher based on the number of nominations received for that teacher as well as the quality of the nominations. Winners receive a plaque, recognition on Mix 104.9, and a $400 gift card for classroom supplies, courtesy of Platinum Chevrolet.

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Lynne Moquete honored as Teacher of the Month

11/30/2016 - MoqueteCongratulations to Casa Grande Teacher Lynne Moquete, winner of the first ever Teacher of the Month award sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), Mix 104.9, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU). This new award honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers each month from October through May.

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A message from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson

11/22/2016 -

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has issued a statement reassuring California public school students from kindergarten through grade twelve that they are all safe from discrimination and bullying: “I know that the outcome of the recent Presidential election has caused deep concern among many students and their families. The nation maintains a strong tradition for the peaceful transition of power. And I want to let all of California’s 6.2 million public school students know that keeping them safe from discrimination and bullying at our great state’s 11,000 public schools is a top priority.

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SCOE joins county effort to address childhood trauma

11/15/2016 - ACES groupNearly one in five kids in Sonoma County have suffered two or more traumatic experiences, and that can severely affect their ability to learn, as well as their physical and mental health.

A new county initiative strives to take groundbreaking research on this matter and use it to better help local children. The fellowship is unique to Sonoma County and is being launched at a time when community members and service providers are increasingly seeking out information about how to prevent and heal from adverse childhood experiences.

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