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 Getting to Know SDCOE: Systems Technician Recognized for Supporting Schools

Sara Nicholson is being recognized at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Classified Employee of the Month for January because of her willingness to take on extra responsibilities to help her team and local schools.

"Sara is an unsung, capable, dependable employee that enhances our department and it is a pleasure to have her on the Risk Management team," said Brandy Jensen and Lisa Jensen, her colleagues who nominated her.

Nicholson has been with SDCOE For three years as a systems technician in the Risk Management department.

She says the most rewarding thing about her job is knowing that people rely on her to better serve local school districts and their students.

“I see it as every completed task being an accomplishment for the team as a whole,” she said. “Ultimately, this benefits the kiddos!”

She also appreciates her “thoughtful, brilliant, and supportive” co-workers, who provide a variety of supports for local schools.

“We offer training, legal support, benefit services, deferred compensation support, and worker's comp service,” she said. “We are committed to protecting the districts and helping to keep the kiddos safe, and we have a good time doing it.”

When she’s not working, Nicholson likes to spend time with her family, going to the beach or park, and watching Disney movies.