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 Getting to Know SDCOE: Susan Thorne

Susan Thorne has been with San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) for more than 20 years. She works as an employee benefits technician.

Thorne said she enjoys helping employees understand the benefits they get as SDCOE employees.

"It is very rewarding when I can assist in the resolution of a stressful benefit issue and hear the relief," she explained. "I feel so fortunate to work for SDCOE. I have the best team of co-workers, and wow do we have fantastic benefits."

That work hasn't gone unnoticed. Thorne is SDCOE's Classified Employee of the Month for October.

Darcy Lomeli, Organizational Excellence, nominated Thorne because of her tireless work to ensure employees can fully access their benefits.

You can count on Susan to always brighten your day with a smile, and sincerely ask 'How are you doing?'" Lomeli said.

Outside of work, Thorne is focused on the arts, particularly visual, historical, and lapidary. She is a member of the San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, and enjoys stone cutting and jewelry making. Her free time also is spent with her husband and friends, playing with her dog, visiting Ocean Beach, and reading.