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Leading Edge Certification for K-12 Teachers: Online and Blended Learning

Begins April 20, 2015

One synchronous meeting, followed by online training

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Student Energy Actions

April 22, 2015

Contra Costa County
Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Rd.,
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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Tech Tip Tuesdays

Join us for a 30 minute webinar
on relevant ed tech topics.

Visit our Professional Event Calendar for more information

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new Superintendent of Schools, Karen SakataNew Superintendent Sworn In

Karen Sakata officially assumes role as CCC Superintendent of Schools

Congratulations Karen Sakata, Contra Costa County's new superintendent of schools. Karen was sworn in January 5th by Dr. Joseph Ovick who retired as CCC Superintendent after 18 years. “My goal is to make this a seamless transition and continue to provide the stellar support that students, staff members and school districts have come to expect,” said Sakata.

Sakata was elected June, 2014 after serving as CCCOE's deputy superintendent, directing its Human Resources department. Before transferring to Human Resources, she was the CCCOE's associate superintendent, student programs and services. Prior to joining the CCCOE, she spent 14 years as principal of Ayers Elementary School in Concord.

View a video of the ceremony


Substitutes Needed for 2014-15 School Year

Get involved! Substitute Teachers & Instructional Assistants are needed in Special Education and Court & Community School programs. Your presence can make a difference! Go to to apply. Contact Krista Eddy at 925-942-3317 for more information on substituting. Contact Jeannine Yore at 925-942-3371 for more information on Parolee Education postings.

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Welcome to The CCCOE

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) plays a leadership role in the delivery of quality education to more than 173,000 K-12 students in Contra Costa.

Under the leadership of an elected superintendent of schools and a five-member elected board of education, the CCCOE provides services to students, school districts, and the community including:

  • Career Technical Classes
  • Court and Community Schools
  • Special Education
  • Technical Assistance
  • Staff Development
  • Business and Administrative Support
  • Teacher Credentialing

The underpinnings of the County Office of Education culture can be found in our strategic plan and five core concepts of quality.


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