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County Office of Education Committee

Committee Members




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Purpose Statement

County Offices of Education provide unique and specialized services to students and communities across the state. The County Office of Education Committee researches, educates and publicizes the issues and concerns of county office of education chapters and their members. The committee serves as a liaison between county office of education classified employees and the CSEA Board of Directors, focusing on trends, policies and legislation that impact these members and ensuring their voices are heard.

COE Committee Sets Goals for New Term!

At CSEA's recent Super Session the COE Committee met to create goals for the upcoming term. Using our purpose statement, along with input from the participants at our Conference Session, we created the following goals for our next term as your County Office of Education Committee.

  1. Present a workshop for COE members at the 94th Annual Conference
  2. Continue to highlight COE members quarterly on our website
  3. Research the COunty Office of Education funding issue
  4. Create a survey to find out what trainings are available to COE employees across the state

COE Member Highlights!

SDCOE 568 Member Katie Andersen is an Outdoor Education Specialist at Cuyamaca Outdoor School. She was recently awarded Environmental Educator of the Year by The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE).

The Environmental Educator of the Year Award is awarded to one representative from the Northern and Southern California areas annually. This award is given to someone who is still currently teaching in the field and loving it, someone who has contributed to the success of Environmental Education in the state, and leads by example within the field.

Katie was nominated multiple times by coworkers and supervisors at Cuyamaca Outdoor School, where she has worked for 16 years. 

Katie started as a Girl Scout camp counselor, received her teaching credential, taught in the classroom for a year then was selected as an Outdoor Education Specialist for Cuyamaca in 2003 where she has served ever since. When Katie is not at work, she volunteers for the Girl Scouts, the California School Employees Association and AEOE. 

During her time at Cuyamaca, Katie has made many valuable contributions towards improving the program. She has volunteered for countless projects and committees, applying her skills in lesson planning, curriculum development, writing complex schedules, and more. Her colleagues tell us that Katie’s number one goal as a professional is to protect the environment by educating young people about their role in the environment and also providing them tremendous agency as changemakers and citizen scientists. She brings a love and respect for science and nature to every student she teaches - and her enthusiasm for citizen science and its promise to save the environment is both admirable and contagious.

CSEA 2018 COE Compensataion Survey

 COE Compensation Survey Link

Click on the above link to view the annual compensation survey that directly compares County Offices of Education. Each year CSEA works hard to create this unique tool that may help you and your members at the bargaining table.


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