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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.
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.
Employees of the Month
Debbie Benham has served as a source of inspiration to colleagues and families alike in helping hundreds of students find their voice.
Holli currently serves seven students with autism in third- through sixth-grade at Toyon Elementary School.
Cora Pastor has worked with the Early Start Program (ESP) to help children with disabilities for 13 years.