EDCOE Program Liaisons Team Receives 2019 Excellence in Education Award

by Placerville Newswire / May 15, 2019 / comments

[Dina Gentry. Left to right: Stefany Gower, Kimberly Adams, Veronica Arechiga de Lopez, Robin Fryer, Eileen Hartley, Ellen Kroon, Kassandra Paul, Sara Robinson, Brittany Wood-Massey, Paula Sordello, Darci Gibson, Alice Alk, Jill Darr, Ed Manansala]

Based on their dedication and willingness to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Program Liaisons team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2018-19 school year. The award recognizes hard work that contributes to providing quality support to students, schools, families, and the community. The Program Liaisons team is comprised of one or more representatives from every department and is in charge of disseminating regular communications and crucial information to EDCOE’s 650 team members. They also work collaboratively to ensure large projects and events are produced at the highest standards. For example, the county-wide Golden Star Student Program recognizes more than 5,000 students each year, and Program Liaisons work together to collate every single award packet that students receive.

County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, presented the award and expressed, “The Program Liaison team has heart and are always there when we need them. Thank you for all of your hard work to support EDCOE. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!”

Stefany Gower, Administrative Assistant for Education Services, coordinates the team’s monthly meetings and noted, “Program Liaisons are very involved and dedicated to helping make all of our special events successful. They also work hard to ensure that all of our programs, trainings, and services that are provided to the school districts run smoothly. That is what Program Liaisons do, and they are amazing at it.”

“The Program Liaison team serves as a critical hub of information sharing and collaborative teamwork,” Deputy Superintendent for Educational Services, Kevin Monsma, said. “Many of our programs and events would not be possible without this stellar group of dedicated professionals. Thank you for all you do.”

Eileen Hartley, Administrative Assistant in Personnel Services, expressed, “It is nice to meet in a friendly atmosphere and be ourselves, joke around a little and be serious when we need to be serious. It’s nice to work in that environment. People step up to get the job done, and being there for one another is one of Program Liaisons’ key roles.”

The entire team:

Alice Alk  
Brittany Wood-Massey
Darci Gibson 
Eileen Hartley 
Ellen Kroon 
Jill Darr 
Kassandra Paul 
Kathleen Hall 
Kelly Carnahan 
Kimberly Adams 
Kimberly Stewart 
Lori Blackburn
Melissa Concha 
Nisa N. Lyons 
Paula Sordello 
Robin Fryer 
Sara Robinson 
Stefany L. Gower 
Veronica Arechiga de Lopez

For more information about EDCOE, visit www.edcoe.org