Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Professional Development and Meetings

As part of our commitment to support districts’ efforts to serve foster and homeless students, we have scheduled the following workshops. The target audience for all workshops are K-12 teachers, administrators, office staff, partner agencies.

Professional Development

Trauma Informed Practices for Educators I

September 28, 2018: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, MCOE West Campus, Morgantini Building Room 3

Presented by James Wogan, MFT, LCSW, PPSC

Learn about: Trauma and triggers, the physiological impacts of trauma on the brain and its impact on learning, and strategies to use with students who have experienced trauma.

Register for the Trauma Informed Practices for Educators I Workshop

Navigating Special Education for Foster & Homeless Students

October 11, 2018: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, MCOE West Campus 8

Presented by Dr. Mildred Browne

Participants will learn a history of special education laws and its impact on public education, strategies for supporting the unique educational needs of children who are homeless or in foster care, and will walk away with a clear understanding of navigating special education and Section 504 procedures and timelines.

Register for Navigating Special Education Workshop

Trauma Informed Practices for Educators II: De-escalating Angry and Aggressive Teens

Presented by James Wogan, MFT, LCSW, PPSC

Learn about trauma and triggers and how to de-escalate classroom conflict utilizing trauma informed practices.

Register for Trauma Informed Practices for Educators II Workshop

Upcoming Events

Human Trafficking Summit

January 24, 2019 at the Salinas Sports Complex, Exhibition Mall

Human Trafficking Training for School Staff
Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

TBD in February 2019

Annual Foster & Homeless Training
Educational Laws, Rights and Responsibilities

February 27, 2019


Denise Lang

Foster Youth Service Coordinator
Phone: 831.784.4227

Gloria Ramos

Educational Liaison
Phone: 831.755.0300 x667

Justin Parker

Education Support Manager
Phone: 831.755.0300 x668

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