North Coast School of Education

NCSOE Partners

partners

The North Coast School of Education (NSCOE) is a consortium comprised of many partners across the region. School districts, universities and county offices all play an important role in the success of new teachers in NCSOE’s consortium.

For information about our many partners, click on one of the partner categories listed below.

Credentials 101 Workshop

Friday, December 8, 2017
at Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group (RESIG)
5760 Skylane Blvd, Suite 100, Windsor

This workshop is designed for district staff and county office credential analysts across the region involved with supporting new and aspiring teachers in understanding their credential responsibilities. We will review updates and requirements as they relate to new teachers and our regional services.

For attendance in person, please register via the SCOE Online Registration System no later than December 1, 2017: Credentials 101 - Sonoma County Office of Education.

For virtual attendance, please register through Credentials 101 - Virtual Option.

Administrators play an important role in the success of new teachers. The administrator’s encouraging and non-judgmental approach to supporting new teachers provides the teacher with a sense of collegiality and security during their critical first years in the profession.

Working together, NCSOE and school administrators provide the support and guidance Teacher Induction Candidates and Interns need in order to be successful in the classroom. According to CTC and CA Teacher Induction Program Standards, Candidates clearing their credentials work collaboratively and “in consultation with the site administrator” to develop an individual learning plan that is aligned with the Candidate’s job assignment and site/district goals within the first 60 days of their enrollment in NCTIP (Read Standards 2 & 3 of newly Commission adopted Program Standards (2015)).

It is essential that the superintendent, principal and district administrators convey to all involved parties that the credential programs are separate and distinct from the school’s legally mandated teacher evaluation cycle.

Learn about the District roles and responsibilities.

Business Managers are a key link between NCSOE and their district, school and county office of education.

NCSOE provides funding to offset the compensation for Mentor Teachers and District Coordinators. Funding directly correlates to the number of NCSOE Teacher Induction Candidates or Interns at their site and is disbursed by individual districts or sites rather than provided directly from the program to the participant. The amount is prorated for mid-year hires, partial Mentor services, and special circumstances.

A purchase order and district report is sent to the district in the spring. The district report includes a list of employees eligible to receive compensation upon completion of all program duties. We recommend including stipends as “Special Pay” on the employee’s regular paycheck to minimize the amount of state/federal taxes being withheld. An invoice/NCTIP Funds Expenditure Report must be received from the district prior to the release of funds.

Credential Analysts have an important role in supporting new and aspiring teachers. They interact with students at universities who seek certification, teachers employed at school districts, those seeking employment, and personnel involved in assigning teachers to appropriate grade levels and subject areas.

NCSOE collaborates with Credential Analysts across the region in order to better serve new teachers and district staff.

County Office of Education Credential Analyst Email
Del Norte COE Ruth Clay rclay@delnorte.k12.ca.us
Lake COE Jan Bailey janb@lake-coe.k12.ca.us
Humboldt COE Debra Kingshill dkingshill@humboldt.k12.ca.us
Mendocino COE Samantha Travis sam@mcoe.us
Nevada COE Regina Reno rreno@nevco.k12.ca.us
Sonoma COE Credential Analyst credentials@scoe.org
Partner University Credential Analyst Email
Dominican University (San Rafael campus) Carolyn Shaw carolyn.shaw@dominican.edu
Humboldt State University Amy Lennox amy.lennox@humboldt.edu
Sonoma State University Veronica Duarte veronica.duarte@sonoma.edu
University of San Francisco Helen Huynh hhuynh3@usfca.edu

The role of District Coordinators is critical to the success of the NCSOE as they provide ongoing support to all new teachers, mentors, and aspiring teachers. District Coordinators work with district personnel to facilitate the identification of eligible new teachers while ensuring proper placement and enrollment in the appropriate credential program. They also play an important role in matching Induction Candidates and Interns with high quality Mentor Teachers. (Learn more by reading the District Coordinator Job Description).

Additionally, District Coordinators are required to attend two NCSOE District Coordinator Meetings each year (fall and spring).

View the dates and/or register for the NCSOE District Coordinator meetings in your county.

A Human Resource Staff member is often the first person assigned to work with new teachers. Human Resource staff work closely with District Coordinators to determine the credentialing and program support needs of new teachers while matching them to the proper credential and support program.

Including information about the North Coast School of Education’s credential programs as a part of hiring procedures is an important step to ensure that all new teachers receive the support necessary to be successful as they begin their careers. NCSOE appreciates all their support in making this a smooth transition for new teachers.