Staff Recognition Program


Please take a moment to become familiar with the opportunities available to all employees, past or present, as well as community members to recognize the special efforts of Butte County Office of Education staff in fulfilling their goals to provide exceptional support to students.

History of Employee Recognition Program

The Employee Recognition Program was born under the leadership and guidance of Don McNelis, former Superintendent of Butte County Office of Education (BCOE), in the fall of 2010.  During a semi-annual management meeting Mr. McNelis requested managers identify three things they would change about the organization.  The results of this survey spoke clearly; BCOE needed to do more to recognize the great work of its employees.

And so began the formation of a Employee Recognition Committee currently known as the STAR Team (Special Thanks Appreciation and Recognition Team).  The team is made up of representatives from each of BCOE’s six divisions and SELPA.  The team meets every other month to discuss and improve recognition efforts amongst BCOE’s 2500 employees.

Why We Recognize?

The Butte County Office of Education is committed to recognizing employees for their achievements made in support of division/department goals and objectives, high-quality service to children and families and their dedication to the education field.  On-going recognition of employees contributes to a supportive work environment, increased morale and retention of committed and engaged employees.

Share Your Ideas

Share with us any ideas you or your co-workers might have for upcoming Butte County Office of Education events. Send your suggestions to: Charlene Talk

STAR Team Members

Team Chair:
Charlene Talk   

Human Resources
Cyndie Holderbein

California K-12 High Speed Network
Cynde Landers

Student Programs and Services
Patti Sheppard
Sherrie Noel
Sandra Butler
Rosie Aeschbocker

Technology Support Team
Velia De La Garza

Early Learning Program
Maggie Shields

Admin Services
Travis Haskill
Martha Waugh 

Superintendent's Office
Mia Osborne-Ng

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For More Information Contact:
Michelle Lucero - Chairperson
1870 Bird Street, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (530) 532-5635
Fax: (530) 532-5698