The San Mateo County Office of Education supports schools and districts in instructional leadership, professional development, and curriculum support in raising the achievement of all students. It offers content area resources, administrative and instructional support, and deep, sustained professional development to educators in order to enhance teaching and learning in San Mateo County.

Programs and Services

Council for Instructional Improvement (CII)

The Council for Instructional Improvement (CII) is the San Mateo County Office of Education's chief method of communicating critical instructional updates and information to school districts from the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education.

STEAM Center

The San Mateo County Office of Education's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Center provides teachers and administrators research-based professional development in STEAM content and pedagogy to engage, educate, and inspire our 21st-century learners.

English Learner Services

English Learner Services supports English learner achievement by providing school administrators with resources, professional development, and opportunities for collaboration, communication, and networking.

School Library Services

SMCOE offers school library services by contract to augment and improve the district's existing library programs and collections and to enable a school district to comply with state credentialing regulations pertaining to the provision of professional library services.

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Content Areas

Jennifer Frentress, Ed.D.

Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services Division


Phone: (650) 802-5311

Karen Gnusti

Administrator, Educational Services


Phone: (650) 802-5331