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Register to participate in the 2022-23 Inside Education Monterey County Cohort!


July 20, 2022

Dear Community Member:

Inside Education

I am pleased to announce that the Monterey County Office of Education will once again offer its exciting “Inside Education Monterey County” program. This program is a unique opportunity to learn about the current challenges, intricacies, and the remarkable work educators and school administrators are doing to improve the education and well-being of students in Monterey County. Through a series of informative workshops and field trips that take you into the classrooms of Monterey County schools, community members will gain valuable insights into the fundamentals of public education in Monterey County.

The “Inside Education Monterey County” program provides participants with a first-hand, interactive look at the local educational programs, services, and partnerships made possible through the collaborative effort of the Monterey County Office of Education, our 24 local school districts, eight charter schools, and other experienced professionals and community leaders. Participants will have an opportunity to speak directly with education leaders and visit school sites throughout the county to learn more about what is happening day-to-day in our schools, as well as learn about the most pressing challenges facing educators.

The program consists of six half-day, morning sessions once a month from September through March. Each half-day session will focus on a specific theme/curricular area and will include site visits. The program agenda will begin at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast while participants receive an overview of the curricular focus area of the day. Directly after the overview, participants will board school buses and be transported to the schools and programs on the day’s agenda. Participants will then return to the Monterey County Office of Education for lunch and a debrief/question and answer time.  The day will conclude around 12:30 p.m.

Participants will also be invited to attend special events occurring throughout the year such as:  Constitution Day, Science and Engineering Fair, Mathletics, Spelling Bee, Speech and Debate, etc.

The program is free to participants, but we do ask that participants commit to attend each scheduled day and complete the entire program.  For addition information, please contact Teri Pimentel at (831) 755-0301.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Deneen Guss

Dr. Deneen Guss
Monterey County Superintendent of Schools 

Inside Education Monterey County 2022-23 Meeting Dates & Topics


Friday, September 16
7:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Meet the 2022-23 Cohort Participants
Overview of Program
Topic: Special Education

Friday, October 21, 2022
7:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Career Technical Education

Friday, November 18, 2022
7:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Universal Prekindergarten


Friday, January 20, 2023
7:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: STEAM

Friday, February 17, 2023
7:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Language and Literacy

Friday, March 17, 2023
7:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Charter Schools


All session will begin and end at the
Monterey County Office of Education
Board Room
901 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

Contact: Robin Hughes | 755-6463

Program Inspiration Courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Inside Education offers a unique opportunity to ...

Be Informed
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Each month, a select group of local community members hop on a bus for a fun and interactive field trip to explore Monterey County's classrooms and programs.

Participants in this September through March, half-day series discover new possibilities in education and become better prepared to discuss, evaluate, and support our local schools.

Inside Education is offered by the Monterey County Office of Education, in partnership with local school districts.

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Get Inside Education in Monterey County

Inside Education Monterey County offers community members an up-close and personal look into current challenges and intricacies of public education and the remarkable work educators and administrators are doing in today's classrooms.

Take a Peek Into the 21st Century Classroom

The relationship between teacher and student, mutual respect between school and family, and the support and connection from the community is always at the heart of any successful educational program.

Be a Part of the Next Inside Education Series

Contact Robin Hughes at 831-755-6463 for information.

Inside Education will change how you understand public education

"Inside Education Monterey County provides community members with a first-hand interactive look at local educational programs, services, and partnerships. Inside Education will change how you understand public education and give you hope about the future of our communities and our world."

Dr. Deneen Guss, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools