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In this issue: Everything you need to know about changes to your Section 125 benefits, Vitality deadlines, and maximizing the potential of your diverse workplace!
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SCCOE Health Wellness Center
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Idea Center: Tell us your big idea! Employee suggestions have led to many
cost-saving measures and other improvements.
The latest Accolades
Janice Battaglia, Manager of the SCCOE's Inclusion Collaborative, developed and led a first-of-its-kind statewide conference where 260 attendees learned new ways to create welcoming,
effective classrooms for all students. Thanks to the technical wizardry of the Media & Communications Department, the conference featured 3 live video feeds in 3 different rooms
and was able to reach hundreds of participants at 25 sites statewide–a COE first!
Media and Communications department, in conjunction with teams from Multilingual Education Services and Human Resources, has been awarded four Telly Awards for
excellence in film and video productions. Hats off to recipients Linda Gore, Lindsey Wong, Debbie Boer, Jeremy Smith, Rachel Zlotziver, Jason Sholl and Yee Wan
for their work on the award-winning videos.
Kathy Sealana, Director, Talent Management, led her team to a Golden Bell award for a leadership development, mentoring, and succession planning program.
Yee Wan, Director, Multilingual Education Services, also brought home a Golden Bell for her department's Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards Initiative, which encourages
students to explore new languages and cultures.
Elizabeth Calhoon, Manager of Educational Technology Services, led a team of Google Certified Teachers in publishing a first-of-its-kind book to help
teachers make the most of Google Apps in the classroom.
Employees of the Month
Bertie Cooper is a two-time recipient of the Santa Clara County Office of Education's (SCCOE) Employee of the Month award.
Cathie is the ultimate team player who serves the diverse school community of the Gateway Special Education Cluster with a kind and caring heart.
Through his friend, Eliot Guernsey learned that supporting people with special needs was both fun and fulfilling.