In a world where education is the cornerstone of personal and societal growth, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) stands as a stronghold for progress and inclusivity. For over 170 years, SCOE has dedicated itself to the mission of uplifting and empowering students, adults and families through its leadership, building collaborative partnerships, and monitoring the effectiveness of comprehensive educational programs.
Under the leadership of Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, David W. Gordon and an outstanding Board of Education, SCOE has assembled a cabinet that reflects the diversity and dynamism of the communities it serves.
“Centering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational for leadership and system design — a principle that guides our every decision,” Gordon says. “The varied perspectives and experiences of our cabinet members enrich our strategies and solutions, which help foster a more inclusive and equitable educational ecosystem.”
SCOE’s commitment to inclusivity and equity extends beyond its leadership. Every employee on the SCOE team is focused on being a champion of countering bias and empowering students and educators. The team works tirelessly to provide essential services, curriculum and instructional support, school staff development, direct technical assistance, legal and financial advice, and oversight for 13 school districts representing more than 247,000 students.
“Centering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational for leadership and system design — a principle that guides our every decision.” — David W. Gordon Superintendent of Schools, Sacramento County Office of Education
Innovation and continuous improvement are at the heart of SCOE’s mission. Initiatives in literacy, school-based mental health, early learning, and education workforce development are just a few examples of how SCOE is re-envisioning education to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
“We aim to disrupt inequities and empower the next generation to thrive in an ever-changing world,” Gordon says.
The Sacramento County Office of Education is more than an educational institution. It is a community of educators, students, families and community leaders working together courageously to build a vibrant and more inclusive future by shaping the educational workforce and its leaders of today and tomorrow.