Inside Education

To Whom It May Concern:

I am extending my personal invitation to you to participate in the Class 9 “Inside Education” series of workshops designed to better acquaint community leaders with public education in Santa Cruz County.

Join with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE), the ten local school districts, Cabrillo College, and other professionals and community leaders for a first-hand, interactive look at the schools in Santa Cruz County. Meet with leaders in the field of education, visit schools and get to know more about the challenges of educating students in the 21st century. Our program will provide you with an in-depth look at schools from preschool to higher education. Each session will be devoted to a specific theme as described in the attached announcement. You will have the unique opportunity to observe and participate in a variety of school programs and events. A selection of elective events will include: Mock Trial, Science Fair, School Attendance Review Board/Truancy, School Performances, Art Shows, Outdoor Science Education Camp, After-school Programs, Student Support Programs, Career/Academic Counseling, Job Shadowing, and the Regional Occupational Program’s six career pathways programs which are • Agriculture and Natural Resources • Arts and Communications • Business, Marketing and Information Systems • Engineering and Industrial Technology • Home, Health and Recreation • Social, Human and Governmental Services.

By participating in this September through April, once-a-month, half-day series of events, you will be afforded a unique opportunity to learn about the intricacies of public education in Santa Cruz County. The SCCOE and the school districts want to partner with you to ensure strong community communication and collaboration in serving all of our students.

I hope this brief summary of our program has piqued your interest. To learn more, contact Sandy Mast at 530-282-3803 or by email at

To register, please complete the enclosed application form and return it by July 31, 2016.


Michael C. Watkins
County Superintendent of Schools

Inside Education Dates for 2016-17

Inside Education Registration for 2016-17

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Inside Education Program: A Visit to Outdoor Science School and A Chance to Participate

Inside Education: Early Care and Preschool: Why the Early Years Matter!

Inside Education: An Innovative Look at Santa Cruz County Schools