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Human Resources

The Human Resources Division provides outstanding customer service to employees of the Stanislaus County Office of Education from the time they are hired until the time they retire. The division also provides support with a variety of personnel functions to districts in Stanislaus County. The services provided by the Human Resources Division include the recruitment and selection of employees, classification and salary placement, internal payroll functions, employee benefits, leave accounting tracking, negotiating, implementing and administering collective bargaining agreements, personnel policy implementation, safety and risk management services, substitute services, record maintenance, and employee service awards.

Please see below for HR Administration staff:

Mike Berhorst
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources


Priscilla Lyons-Davenport
Executive Assistant/Office Manager


Ashley Borjon
Human Resources Associate





Mission Statement

Mission Statement 

The Stanislaus County Office of Education Human Resources Division is dedicated to leading our organization and serving the community with a commitment to innovation, reliable information, and established practices while working to promote a culture of civility, effective communication, and exemplary customer service


We will…

  • Provide excellent customer service by working collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues and the community.
  • Be committed to creating a culture of transparency and trust rooted in effective communication.
  • Support opportunities for professional growth to develop and empower employees culminating in quality recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Demonstrate high standards of accountability and work ethic.
  • Celebrate accomplishments by honoring and acknowledging the successes of the Human Resources team.

Key Contacts

Headshot of Mike Berhorst

Mike Berhorst

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Wendy DeSimone

Director II, Human Resources
Headshot of Tara McHenry

Tara McHenry

Director II, HR Financial Services
Headshot of Georgia Sweeten

Georgia Sweeten

Safety Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

I was fingerprinted before. Do I need to do it again?

It is against the law for different agencies to share confidential fingerprint results with each other. Therefore, you must be fingerprinted any time you change employers within the public school system.

How long does it take to get fingerprint clearance?

Fingerprint clearance varies. The approximate time frame is one to two weeks. However, fingerprint clearance can take as long as several months to clear.

How do I make an appointment to be fingerprinted?

A list of local agencies and all applicable forms will be provided if you are offered employment at SCOE. You may contact the agency directly to make an appointment. 

How do I apply for a job with SCOE?

Applications are only accepted for jobs that are currently open for recruitment. Applications may be completed using the EDJOIN website.

How do I find out if a specific position is open?

Job opportunities are listed on the EDJOIN website.

I received a juror summons and have to report. What do I do now?
  • Notify the courthouse that you work for SCOE and should not receive payment for jury service.  If you have already received payment, please click here for instruction.
  • Once you are dismissed from Jury Duty, make sure to obtain the Certificate of Jury Service for verification and submit to Leave Accounting.
  • Contact Leave Accounting (238-1600) to see if you should return to work once being dismissed.
  • For more detail, click here .