Placer County Office of Education Employee Named Classified Administrator of the YearJan 26, 2023 12:00AM ● By PCOE News Release
(Auburn, CA) – Each year, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) recognizes school leaders for their excellence, achievements and dedication to public education.
This year, the ACSA Placer County Charter recognized Valerye Salazar, Assessment and Accountability Program Manager for the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE), as the Classified Administrator of the Year.
“Valerye spends an unprecedented amount of time analyzing student data and making the data understandable and actionable for our educational partners," said Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica. "She understands that improvement activities rely on high-quality outcome data, and it is her mission to support this endeavor. She works behind-the-scenes to make Placer County #GoldinEducation.”
Ms. Salazar was nominated by PCOE Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Susan Connolly who shared, "As a central office administrator at PCOE, Ms. Salazar has had the opportunity to lead many teachers and administrators in the direction of positive change. She provides guidance, assistance and support to improve student achievement by focusing on research-based instructional programs, student assessment results and instructional strategies. Ms. Salazar is dedicated, brilliant, equity-minded, and values-driven."
The ACSA annual awards program offers recognition for school administrators who provide outstanding performance and achievement throughout their school and/or district. Administrators are nominated by their colleagues in more than 20 separate categories, both within the region and statewide.
About Placer County Office of Education
Nestled in the Sierra Foothills, Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) serves more than 70,000 students in sixteen individual school districts across Placer County. In order to serve the students of Placer County, PCOE provides an array of programs and service to meet student needs. This task is accomplished by providing high-quality specialized programs for students; recruiting, retaining and developing highly qualified staff; and monitoring fiscal accountability and expenditures of our tax dollars. For more information, please visit www.placercoe.org.