Welcome from the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

I welcome you to the Ventura County Office of Education. Our consortium schools serve more than 150,000 students. These students live in a dozen cities and communities, some large, some small, some rural, and some urban. The 21 local school districts vary in size from one school to 29 schools. Our partner charter, private and independent schools offer specialized programs. You are now one of 20,000 educators, all of whom share a common goal: to provide a high-quality education for all students including special needs students and English learners.

Our Ventura County Consortium is unique in that we offer differentiated, high-quality Induction programs to SB 2042 Multiple/Single Subject Credential candidates, Preliminary and Level I Education Specialist participants, and Designated Subjects Credential participants, as well as added authorizations for special education teachers.

The research on student achievement shows that teacher expertise is the most important factor in student learning. The Ventura County Educator Support Services Programs provide systematic reflection of your teaching through ongoing assessment and support as you teach. The expectation is that you will not only gain confidence in your skills to manage the classroom and curriculum, but also professional expertise and personal satisfaction from being involved with colleagues. Through participation in Educator Support Services Programs, you will become an accomplished, reflective professional. As a professional educator, you will recognize that learning your craft continues long after you have met your VCOE program requirements.

The Educator Support Services staff acknowledges that you have a demanding schedule. The Programs are designed to create an environment in which you can learn from your experiences rather than be overwhelmed by them.

On behalf of the educational community, I recognize your efforts to increase your own learning and that of your students. I wish you every success. I value you as a member of the teaching profession and sincerely believe that your participation will prepare you, as you become a part of our “Commitment to Quality Education for All.”

Best wishes for the school year.

Stanley C. Mantooth
Ventura County Superintendent of Schools