News & Views

Magee Brings Down Barriers to Student Success

County Superintendent-Elect Nancy Magee is dedicated to breaking down barriers for all students in education.San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools-Elect Nancy Magee has been driven by one goal over the course of her career: to break down barriers in education so that…

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SMCOE Recognizes Waddell’s Impact

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gary Waddell will serve as Assistant Superintendent for the Santa Clara County Office of Education.After 12 impactful years at SMCOE, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gary Waddell will join the Santa Clara County Office of Education as an Assistant Superintendent.


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New Superintendents in San Mateo County

Two new administrators have stepped into the role of superintendent this year in San Mateo County: Michelle Harmeier in San Carlos School District and Heather Olsen in Pacifica School District.

Dr. Michelle Harmeier, San Carlos School District

Michelle began her teaching career in Roseville as an elementary teacher, before moving into middle school teaching and then…

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SMCOE Dedicates the Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families

The Anne Campbell Center honors retiring San Mateo County Superintendent Anne E. Campbell.The San Mateo County Office of Education and the San Mateo County Board of Education dedicated the Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families at a farewell party…

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Summit Highlights Movement in Early Learning

The Early Learning Summit addressed early childhood education research, practices, and policies.California is at a critical turning point as research, practice, and policy appear to be coalescing in support of early childhood education (ECE). This was the take-away from Peninsula…

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Legislators Discuss Early Childhood Education

State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Marc Berman, and Assemblymember Ash Kalra discuss early childhood education.The Bay Area Local Child Care Planning Councils held their legislative forum on October 19 in San Jose. Bolstered by research on the importance of early childhood…

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Math Course Sequences Matter

District administrators and educators gather with their teams to share their math sequences.What is the math course objective for the senior year of high school?

This question was the focus of discussions this month on math placement and course alignment for students within San Mateo County as part of SMCOE's…

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Building Trauma-Informed Systems

Trauma-informed principles should be applied in schools at the student, staff, and organizational level to support student success.This fall, SMCOE will assist local educators in creating trauma-informed systems to support their students, especially those who have experienced trauma in their lives.

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Grant to Support Safe Routes to School

The SMCOE's Safe Routes to School program and the County of San Mateo’s Health Policy and Planning (HPP) Division received a $100,000 grant from the…

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Staffing Changes at SMCOE

The new school year brings several staffing changes to SMCOE:

Anjanette Pelletier, Associate Superintendent, Special Education Local Plan Area

Formerly the Senior Administrator of the San Mateo County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), which assists local

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