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Stay informed about all the latest COE news. In this issue: SCCOE launches television series; May Employee of the Month; Instructional Assistant job fair June 11; Step into Teaching June 18; Registration now open for 2016 Inclusion Collaborative State Conference; and more.

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The Latest Accolades


National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month: County Superintendent of Schools Jon Gundry and Dr. Yee Wan, Director of Multilingual Educational Services, represented the Santa Clara County Office of Education April 21 to celebrate April as National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month.


Classified School Employee of the Year: Omar Gutierrez is one of six people with similar stories of exemplary service nominated by the Santa Clara County Office of Education for the California Department of Education's annual Classified School Employee of the Year recognition program. An enthusiastic response was received from staff within the SCCOE and from the county's school districts, with more than two dozen nominations across the six categories.


Multilingual Education Services: The Santa Clara County Office of Education's Multilingual Education Services team received the National Association for Bilingual Association's "President's Award: Advancing Biliteracy and Global Education" March 3 during a recognition ceremony at the NABE Conference in Chicago, Illinois.


Jeff Schmidt named Region 8 ACSA CTE Administrator of the Year: Jeff Schmidt, Career Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), is the new CTE Administrator of the Year for Region 8 of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).


Superintendent Gundry and the Board of Education: Leaders from Educare California at Silicon Valley honored the Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE) and County Superintendent of Schools Jon Gundry for their leadership role in establishing California's first Educare preschool.


The SCCOE STEAM and C&I Teams: The Santa Clara County Office of Education's Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) Initiative has been chosen as one of this year's recipients of the coveted Golden Bell Award. Presented by the California School Boards Association (CSBA), this award recognizes public school programs that focus on meeting the needs of all students, are innovative and sustainable, and have made a demonstrated difference in the classroom


Educational Services Branch: The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is proud to join the nearly 150 public and private sector organizations who answered the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics' 25th anniversary call to action.

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Employees of the Month


May 2016
Holli currently serves seven students with autism in third- through sixth-grade at Toyon Elementary School. [More]


April 2016
Cora Pastor has worked with the Early Start Program (ESP) to help children with disabilities for 13 years. [More]


March 2016
For Niti Sharma, the responsibility for the care and keeping of a $60 million budget is all in a day's work. [More]


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