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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 or call her at 707-524-2620.

Congratulations to Mr. Ed Zeidler, Sonoma County Teacher of the Month!

02/23/2017 - Zeidler Mr. Ed Zeidler, fourth grade teacher at Penngrove Elementary, received the Sonoma County Teacher of the Month award for January in a surprise presentation met with wild cheers from his students, teachers, and parents. This award is 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.


Casa Grande Teacher Tom Griffin named Sonoma County Teacher of the Year

02/14/2017 - A teacher described as “an educational renaissance man,” “the most influential educator I have ever met,” and “a champion of educational equity and a tireless advocate for all students’ equal access to opportunity and growth“ has received the county’s top teaching honor. Read More...

County board votes to make SCOE a safe haven

02/06/2017 - The Sonoma County Board of Trustees and the County Superintendent, acting as board secretary, signed the resolution Recognition of a Safe Haven County Office of Education at its February 2nd board meeting. Read More...

Website undergoing maintenance

02/03/2017 - The following websites:,, and will be undergoing maintenance during the late afternoon/ early evening on Friday, February 3. Class sign-ups and registration will not be available during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Read More...

Sonoma County Trustees Hear Inspiring Speech on Serving Immigrant Students

01/31/2017 - VargasAt a dinner honoring school board trustees throughout Sonoma County, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke about a timely topic: Equity and the Undocumented Student.

The biennial trustees recognition dinner, which took place on Jan. 30 in Santa Rosa, drew nearly 200 school board members and other educational leaders from around Sonoma County. Sonoma County Superintendent Steve Herrington and Sonoma County Board of Education President Peter Kostas thanked outgoing board members for their years of service to Sonoma County students and welcomed first-time board members.


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