MEET THE PRINCIPAL Scott Shebley-Jonard

principal-family Hello COA Middle families and community. It is my great privilege to take a few moments of your time to introduce myself to you. I am a father to 3 absolutely incredible young children and I am married to a stunningly beautiful school counselor. Education is not only my job but it is in my blood. My family has been involved in education for over 5 generations and I hope that mine and my wife's passion for education and educational leadership seep into my own children in the future.

I have been working in education for over 10 years. In that role I have had the extraordinary privilege of working with students of all backgrounds and ability levels. I received my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Science from California State University Sacramento. After a few years working in the technology industry I decided to pursue a career in education and received a Masters in Special Education and a Special Education teaching credential from National University and my Administrative Credential from the Sacramento County Office of Education Leadership Institute.

During my career in education I have taught special education in both the public and charter school system. I worked as an inclusion specialist for Sacramento Charter High School, then led the Special Education Independent Living Skills program at Grant High School. Four years ago I became the Educational Technology Coordinator for the Twin Rivers Unified School District. In this position I had the opportunity to train and support over 3000 teachers and staff members on innovative and engaging uses of educational technology.

In my role as the Principal of Community Outreach Academy it is my goal to support and create an environment of high academic expectations that focuses on fostering a passion and love for learning in each of our students. It is my great desire that each of our students entering our school immediately feel excited to come to school, that our teachers feel completely supported and enjoy each day, and that our community knows how incredibly important they are to our success. It is a great honor and privilege for me to serve the students, parents, staff, and community of Community Outreach Academy Middle School. Thank you.