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EDCOE Personnel Services Receives 2017 Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - July 06, 2017

EDCOE Personnel Services receives award from Dr. Ed Manansala

Written by EDCOE Leadership & Communications Intern Kaitlyn Fly

Because of their commitment and drive to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Personnel Services Team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2016-17 school year. The award recognizes hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community.

“The Personnel Services Department keeps EDCOE running, and they are the first faces every EDCOE team member sees when they join our family,” Dr. Manansala stated. “They do a lot of behind-the-scenes work to ensure that we recruit and hire ideal candidates, take care of our team members’ benefit needs, provide professional development, and the list goes on. Beyond their work – we can all agree that it is a pleasure to see them every day. They have amazing attitudes and go out of their way to make sure we have the tools needed to do our work.”

Coleen Johnson, Executive Director of Personnel Services, received the award at a recognition ceremony in May and exclaimed, “I am so proud of our team, and the hard work everyone continuously performs to support our educators and students. Our mission is to serve El Dorado County Office of Education programs by ensuring qualified, and professional teachers and classified staff serve students in our programs and to act as a resource for school districts within the County.”

Personnel Services provides support to EDCOE and school districts, offers fingerprinting services, manages the substitute pool in the County, and manages employee benefits, leaves, and hiring. The department operates the bimonthly Human Resource Council (HRC) during which members are updated on new legislation and informed on the best human resource practices. The department monitors the credentials of all teachers in the County and new hires to ensure students are receiving a high-quality education from qualified teachers. Personnel Services is also proud to offer EDCOE and school district team members professional development training. Mrs. Johnson explained that through these programs, “They can cost-effectively come to EDCOE instead of somewhere else to receive that quality training.”

Personnel Services is comprised of nine team members, each of which specializes in a certain area to make sure the department runs smoothly. When asked why they enjoy working in their department, members highlighted the department’s incredible level of support and its ability to work as a team. Beth Reynolds, Substitute System Specialist, said, “If one of us gets overwhelmed, someone will step in to help.”

Eileen Hartley, Program Assistant, added, “We are a team in making sure we support one another.”

Laura Land, Personnel Technician II, responded by saying, “We all have our parts and work together to get it done.”

The entire team:

Eileen Hartley, Program Assistant

Coleen Johnson, Executive Director
Leisa Johnson, Benefits Technician

Greg Kiner, Personnel Technician II

Laura Land, Personnel Technician II

LuAnn Lantsberger, Personnel Coordinator

Cathy Proper, Credentials Analyst

Beth Reynolds, Substitute Systems Specialist

Debra Wilcox, Personnel Technician I

Great work Personnel Services!


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