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SCOE Awards Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year
Posted 3/24/21

Ron Major and Shelia Vogel​​​​​​​

Solano County Office of Education has selected a teacher and a classified staff team member to represent SCOE in this year’s countywide Educators of the Year awards program.

SCOE’s nominee selection committee chose two employees who work passionately to contribute to student achievement, educational innovation, and advance community involvement in schools. SCOE’s teacher of the year is Ron Major, and SCOE’s classified employee of the year is Shelia Vogel. 

“SCOE is extremely fortunate to have so many incredible certificated and classified employees who exemplify leadership and deliver essential support to our students, their families, and schools. Congratulations and appreciation to Ron and Shelia for their dedication to educating our youth!” said Superintendent of Schools Lisette EstrellaHenderson. 

Major is a teacher at the Golden Hills Education Center in Vacaville. He serves on the school site council and leadership team, providing his unique insight and expertise toward improving student experiences. Ron is known for going above and beyond for his students, and on occasion has provided groceries and clothing for students in need. Ron is a problem solver and a dynamic, friendly, equity-focused teacher who carefully designs his lessons to meet the needs and challenges of all his students. 

Vogel is a college and career development specialist for SCOE. She provides support, encouragement, employment preparation, and job placement for students attending SCOE’s Adult Program and the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School. Shelia respects the goals and desires of the youth and adults she serves and champions their successes with enthusiasm and heart. Amid the COVID restrictions, she was adamant about virtual small group/individual meetings to stay connected with her students. 

Major and Vogel will represent SCOE in the annual Solano County Educators of the Year (EOY) celebration, along with other EOY representatives from across Solano County. The Solano County teacher and classified employee of the year will move forward to participate in the California teacher and classified employee of the year programs. The Solano County awardees will be announced during the virtual EOY celebration on April 27, 2021, at 3:30PM.