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Contra Costa County Office of Education and Contra Costa Television Team Up to Support Distance Learning with Televised Elementary Math Lessons
06/29/2020
Pleasant Hill, Calif., June 25, 2020 — To support distance learning instruction in mathematics and address learning loss during the shelter-in-place and summer months, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) and Contra Costa Television (CCTV), are teaming up to provide grade-specific math lessons Monday – Friday, beginning June 29 on the county’s public access education channel (edTV). edTV can be seen throughout most of Contra Costa County on Comcast Cable Ch. 32 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99. CCTV is a public service of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.
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2020-2021 Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year Finalists Named
05/28/2020
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 27, 2020 – The following four teachers have been named as the 2020-2021 Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year (TOY) Finalists: Sarah Clancy, San Ramon Valley Unified School District; Courtney Konopacky, San Ramon Valley Unified School District; Christina Nitsos, Lafayette School District; and Katie Sahm, Orinda Union School District.
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ROP Students of Excellence Awardees named for 2020
05/27/2020
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 27, 2020 – The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is honored to announce the 2020 ROP Students of Excellence nominees and award winners.
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Contra Costa County’s school districts announce their 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year
05/06/2020
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 6, 2020 – Recently, the school districts in Contra Costa County proudly submitted their 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year (TOY) candidates to the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE). The newly honored teachers are not only recognized for their outstanding education achievements, but they also represent the approximately 8,600 teachers educating more than 177,000 students in Contra Costa County’s public schools.
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Contra Costa County Office of Education Receives Boost from Travis Credit Union Donation
04/15/2020
PLEASANT HILL, CA, April 15, 2020 —Travis Credit Union launched and implemented a $1 million philanthropic initiative, will be disbursed to local organizations working to provide COVID-19 related relief services in the areas of education, youth/family, food banks, and small business support.
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ROP Biotech Students Earn First-Place Award in UC Berkeley Competition
04/13/2020
BERKELEY, CALIF., April 13, 2020 –For the past seven weeks, a group of Contra Costa County Office of Education’s (CCCOE) ROP Biotechnology students had been participating in the BioEHSC Bioengineering High School Competition run by UC Berkeley Bioengineering Honor Society.
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California High School’s Mock Trial Team Named County Champions for the Third Straight Year
02/21/2020
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., February 21, 2020 — The 39th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trials Awards Ceremony was held last night at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in Pleasant Hill.
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Dozier-Libbey ROP Emergency First Responder Teacher Earns Special Award
01/23/2020
ANTIOCH, Calif., January 22, 2020 – Recently, Dr. Dave Duncan, director of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), announced the recipients of California Emergency Medical Services Awards for 2019.
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2020 Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair
01/17/2020
MARTINEZ, Calif., January 9, 2020—The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) will present its annual Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair, on Saturday, February 28, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., at Alhambra High School’s gymnasium, located at 150 E St., in Martinez.
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Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial is looking for legal professionals to volunteer a few hours of their expertise
01/16/2020
MARTINEZ, Calif., January 15, 2020—Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are invited to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 39th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held on seven weekday early evenings, during January and February, in the Martinez Court Rooms.
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12/19/2019
Five Contra Costa County elementary schools are being honored as 2020 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education.
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The holiday spirit of giving showcased at the Marsh Creek Detention Facility
11/22/2019
For the 27th straight year, a number of representatives from Contra Costa County non-profit agencies were on hand today for the annual Marsh Creek Detention Facility’s Holiday Toy Show to fulfill children’s Christmas wish lists.
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County Office of Education Releases Annual Report for the 2018-2019 School Year
09/12/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., September 11, 2019 – The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) invites the community to explore its 2018-19 Annual Report to the Community online.
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San Ramon Valley Unified School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
09/04/2019
SAN RAMON, Calif., September 3, 2019 – Today, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the classroom of Nusheen Saadat, at Quail Run Elementary School, in San Ramon. Saadat has been teaching grades 1-2 for Quail Run since 2008.
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Free trainings for those who provide services to county’s foster youth
08/27/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., August 27, 2019 – As part of Contra Costa County Office of Education’s (CCCOE) Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program's (FYSCP) continued goal to provide technical assistance and professional development to districts and community partners regarding the educational needs of foster youth, CCCOE-FYSCP Education Liaisons will be providing free trainings at the CCCOE during the upcoming months.
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2019-2020 Contra Costa County Substitute Job Fair will be held on September 12
08/26/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., August 23, 2019 – Looking for a flexible work schedule? Become a substitute! The 2019-2020 Substitute Job Fair will be held on Thursday, September 12, 3:30-6:00 p.m., at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), located at 77 Santa Barbara Rd., in Pleasant Hill.
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Moraga School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
06/06/2019
MORAGA, Calif., June 5, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the first-grade classroom of Jennifer Strohmeyer, at Donald L. Rheem Elementary School, in Moraga.
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Oakley Union Elementary School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
06/06/2019
OAKLEY, Calif., June 5, 2019 – Recently, Maria Fernandez’s classroom at Oakley Elementary School, in Oakley, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Walnut Creek School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
06/05/2019
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 30, 2019 – Recently, Jana Palmquist’s English class at Walnut Creek Intermediate School, in Walnut Creek, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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West Contra Costa Unified School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/28/2019
PINOLE, Calif., May 24, 2019 – Recently, Dan O’Shea’s health-science classroom at Pinole Valley High School received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Mt. Diablo Unified School District 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/24/2019
CLAYTON, Calif., May 23, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the Diablo View Middle School’s 8th grade science classroom of Shay Kornfeld.
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Martinez Unified School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/22/2019
MARTINEZ, Calif., May 21, 2019 – Recently, Pamuela Galletti’s fourth-grade classroom at John Muir Elementary School, in Martinez, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Knightsen Elementary School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
KNIGHTSEN, Calif., April 24, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited teacher Katy Bracelin’s classroom, at Knightsen Elementary School, in Knightsen. Bracelin has been teaching all subjects to grade during her 13 years at Knightsen. Earlier this year, the 17-year veteran teacher was honored by being named Knightsen Elementary School District’s Teacher of the Year (TOY).
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Contra Costa Community College District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
SAN PABLO, Calif., April 24, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited Dr. Cheri Etheredge’s classroom, at Contra Costa College, in San Pablo. Dr. Etheredge, a 44-year instructor, was named by the Contra Costa Community College District as their Teacher of the Year (TOY), earlier this year.
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Lafayette School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
LAFAYETTE, Calif., May 13, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the 3rd grade classroom of Cindy Fisher, at Happy Valley Elementary School, in Lafayette. Fisher has been teaching grades 2-4 for the Lafayette School District for the past 33 years, primarily with Happy Valley, with one year at Burton Elementary School.
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Contra Costa County Office of Education 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
MARTINEZ, Calif., May 15, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the classroom of Kevin McKibben, at Mt. McKinley High School, which is located inside Juvenile Hall Complex, in Martinez.
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Orinda Union School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
ORINDA, Calif., May 3, 2019 – Recently, Del Rey Elementary School’s Jennifer Dodd received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Antioch Unified School District 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
ANTIOCH, Calif., May 9, 2019 – Recently, DarVisa Marshall’s six-grade classroom at Antioch Middle School received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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West Contra Costa Unified School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
SAN PABLO, Calif., May 3, 2019 – Recently, Helms Middle School physical education instructor Doug Silva received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Brentwood Union School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
BRENTWOOD, Calif., April 30, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited one of two classrooms of counselor Ezra Smith.
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Acalanes Union High School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
MORAGA, Calif., May 14, 2019 – Recently, Paul Verbanszky’s social studies classroom at Campolindo High School, in Moraga, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Contra Costa County Classified School Employees Honored
05/09/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 9, 2019–Each year, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), participates in the California State Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program, coordinated by the California Department of Education.
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Byron Union School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/03/2019
BYRON, Calif., April 30, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited teacher Alicia Woodson’s classroom, at Discovery Bay Elementary School, in Byron. Woodson, a 23-year instructor is currently teaching 1st grade general subjects.
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2019-2020 Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year Finalists Named
04/26/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 24, 2019 – The following four teachers have been named as the 2019-2020 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year (TOY) Finalists: Gina Capelli, Liberty Union High School District; Shay Kornfeld, Mt. Diablo Unified School District; Maureen Mattson, Pittsburg Unified School District; and DarVisa R. Marshall, Antioch Unified School District.
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