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Educators of the Year

In 1978, the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) began recognizing exemplary teachers. This endeavor has expanded to recognize outstanding classified school employees in the annual Solano County Educators of the Year (EOY) Celebration. The Solano County EOY Program recognizes two groups of educators in one celebration; the Classified School Employees of the Year (CSEY) and the Teachers of the Year (TOY).

The program is designed to reflect the rich diversity of Solano County’s educators and school staff while paying tribute to Solano’s teaching force, the growing complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork among educators to meet those challenges.

What you need to know...

Celebration Details

The Educators of the Year Celebration has been postponed and is tentatively scheduled for
September 30, 2020. More information coming soon!

CSEY Application

The CSEY program is designed to highlight the contributions of classified school employees who support the education of our public school students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The overall purpose is to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of outstanding classified school employees. They are vital members who play key roles in creating a school environment that promotes student achievement, safety, and health. It is our goal to recognize and honor an exemplary classified school employee from each school district throughout Solano County.

The Solano County CSEY Program is open to current school employees in Solano County’s public pre-kindergarten through grade twelve schools, including school districts and the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE). School districts may each select one classified school employee. A CSEY nominee is not in a management or supervisory position and has a minimum of five years of service in the nomination category with no minimum full-time equivalent. The nomination categories include child nutrition, maintenance and operations, office and technical support, paraeducator and instructional assistance, support services and security, and transportation.

SCOE provides the school districts with the guidelines for submitting nominations along with the evaluation and selection criteria that will be used to select awardees at the county level. Each district establishes its own internal process for selecting an outstanding classified school employee for the Solano County Educators of the Year (EOY) Program. The district nominee advances to the County selection and recognition program. Each district is invited to submit one candidate to be recognized at the Solano County EOY celebration.

The selection process for the Solano County CSEY begins with candidates whose names are submitted by school districts. SCOE will convene a Blue Ribbon Committee who will be responsible to evaluate all nominations within the context of the selection criteria, which is organized around three themes: work performance, school community involvement, and leadership and commitment.

Timeline
Program Overview
District Cover
Nominee Cover
Letter of Recommendation Form

 

Work Performance

  • Plan, store, cook, and/or serve food for a large kitchen operation
  • Use and maintain kitchen equipment and implement safety elements
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare required reports
  • Coordinate the daily set-up and day-end activities of the kitchen, cafeteria, and/or warehouse

School Community Involvement

  • Communicate nutrition information and guidelines to staff, students, and/or parents
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of staff, students, and/or parents
  • Motivate staff and/or students to develop and maintain healthy eating habits
  • Confer with administration and vendors regarding daily and weekly foods and supplies

Leadership and Commitment

  • Participate fully in the activities of the kitchen, cafeteria, and/or warehouse
  • Maintain a neat, safe, and sanitary site
  • Plan and organize a large kitchen operation
  • Plan and prioritize work schedules and meet deadlines

Work Performance

  • Determine and use a variety of methods, materials, tools, and equipment needed to complete the assignment
  • Perform maintenance and repair on buildings, equipment, vehicles, grounds, and/or computer networks
  • Estimate the scope of the work and secure the necessary materials and personnel to complete the job
  • Understand and implement safe working methods and procedures

School Community Involvement

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with others in the performance of required duties
  • Confer with staff regarding the job requirements

Leadership and Commitment

  • Engage fully in work assignments
  • Perform other duties beyond what is required
  • Respond to emergency situations in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate work orders and reports

Work Performance

  • Employ a variety of principles, methods, techniques, and strategies of clerical and office organization
  • Review, process, and verify various forms, reports, records, and other data
  • Perform duties related to the maintenance and support of computers or networks
  • Perform a variety of clerical and/or technical operations, procedures, and functions including data and word processing, recording of data, and compiling information for reports and summaries

School Community Involvement

  • Respond to requests for information for a specialized or confidential nature requiring the use of discretion and judgment in explaining regulations and procedures
  • Provide information and assistance to site personnel or the public in a variety of matters requiring a detailed knowledge of rules, procedures, policies, and activities
  • Manage office routines and serve as a receptionist to staff and the general public
  • Work cooperatively with staff in assisting and resolving office and technical problems

 

Leadership and Commitment

  • Analyze situations and take appropriate action in a variety of matters without immediate or direct supervision
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with racially and ethnically diverse staff, students, and community members
  • Apply policies, regulations, and operational procedures
  • Meet schedules and timelines

Work Performance

Under the Direction of the Teacher:

  • Assist in learning activity reinforcement and follow up with groups and/or individual students
  • Prepare and use appropriate instructional materials and techniques to meet student needs
  • Maintain student records and files

School Community Involvement

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students and adults
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student, teacher, and site records and information
  • Assist with preparation and presentation of learning materials
  • Use appropriate language, spelling, and grammar in speaking and writing

Leadership and Commitment

  • Understand and demonstrate a receptive attitude toward students with a variety of needs and backgrounds
  • Know and implement basic concepts of student growth and development
  • Attend trainings as appropriate
  • Provide guidance, assistance, and encouragement to students in a variety of learning situations

Work Performance

  • Know and utilize a variety of procedures, techniques, and strategies to develop and maintain student support
  • Enlist and encourage parent and community involvement in the students' education and social development
  • Perform follow-up activities in resolving student attendance, discipline issues, welfare, and other student related concerns
  • Assist parents, guardians, and other community members in becoming aware of services available to them

School Community Involvement

  • Serve as a communication link between the site and members of the community
  • Communicate policies, regulations, and program goals and objectives to site, staff, parents, and the community
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative parental and community relationships
  • Relate effectively to diverse staff, students, and community

Leadership and Commitment

  • Provide access to and encourage students to participate in a variety of supportive services to optimize their academic achievement and social success
  • Plan and implement activities to reduce tobacco, drug, and alcohol abuse; attendance problems; and/or school discipline incidents
  • Use effective procedures and strategies in dealing with sensitive site and community concerns, issues, and problems

Work Performance

  • Know and utilize safe driving and/or maintenance practices and techniques
  • Recognize malfunctions in equipment and vehicles
  • Inspect and maintain vehicles to ensure safe and clean operating conditions

School Community Involvement

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Resolve bus and/or mechanical issues in a timely manner
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the scope of work

Leadership and Commitment

  • Attend scheduled safety meetings and programs
  • Maintain records related to inspections, maintenance, and other assigned duties
  • Adhere to policies and procedures concerning transportation problems and issues
  • Know and implement related California vehicle codes and the Highway Patrol Handbook
Toy Application

In 1978, the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) began recognizing exemplary teachers. The Teacher of the Year (TOY) program is designed to recognize outstanding teachers throughout Solano County. The TOY Program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. Further, the program attracts public attention to the positive aspects of our educational system. The program pays tribute to the teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges.

The TOY program is open to fully-credentialed teachers in public schools who have been teaching for at least eight years, in any of pre-kindergarten through grade twelve as their primary responsibility. A TOY nominee inspires through commitment as a lifelong learner who models dedication to continued learning and demonstrates a dedication to the belief that all children can achieve.

SCOE provides the school districts with the guidelines for submitting nominations along with the evaluation and selection criteria that will be used to select awardees at the County level. Each district establishes its own internal process for selecting an exemplary teacher for Solano County’s TOY program. The district nominee advances to the County selection and recognition program. Each district is invited to submit one candidate to be recognized at the Solano County Educators of the Year (EOY) celebration.

The selection process for the TOY Program begins with candidates whose names are submitted to the SCOE. The selection consists of two phases: review of a written application and an interview with the Blue Ribbon Committee. The Blue Ribbon Committee is responsible for evaluating all nominations and selecting the County finalist. Using a scoring guide aligned with prompts, committee members through consensus, identify the applications that best address the prompts and distinguish themselves as stellar.

The selection of the Solano County TOY will be announced at the Educators of the Year Celebration on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 beginning at 5:15 PM. Nominees from the school districts will be invited to receive recognition and mementos of their selection as a district TOY.

Timeline
Overview Instructions
District Cover
Nominee Cover
School Information
Essays
Letter of Recommendation

Contact

Ken Scarberry
Director of Youth Development
(707) 646-7601

kscarberry@solanocoe.net

Calendar

September 30, 2020

Solano County Educators of the Year Celebration

5:00pm to 7:00pm