Human Resources

The Human Resources Department focuses on our district's most valuable resource: its employees. We provide program support in the areas of recruitment, testing, interview and selection, employee orientation and retention, fingerprinting, leaves, benefits, employee and labor relations, credentialing support, and workers’ compensation.


Health, dental, vison and life insurance are the primary benefits available to MCOE employees, spouse, and dependents at a shared cost. Additionally, at no cost to the employee, is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as 24/7/365 access to doctors and nurses is available through HealthTap, (virtual access) as an alternative to accessing the emergency room for non-emergent care.

Labor Relations

Provide guidance, direction, and resources to employees and potential employees on a wide range of employment and collective bargaining matters such as policy and labor law interpretation, conflict resolution, compliance training and workers' compensation.

Jobs & Salaries

MCOE employs approximately 170 people. We have a variety of jobs in the education field that includes teachers with specialized skills, school nurse, School Psychologist, and Speech and Language Pathologist. Others include administrators, teaching assistants (also known as para-professionals and behavioral aides), and various support staff. Positions that do not require a teaching or administrative credential are known as classified positions.

To attract and retain qualified staff, MCOE endeavors to pay salaries that are competitive with those of similar educational employers. General salary ranges have been established for each County Office position through a careful analysis of the work required and the responsibilities of each job.


Guided by the rules and regulations of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and California State Education Code, MCOE serves as the local agency approved by the CCTC to register the credentials of persons hired by county school districts for positions requiring certification. Our Credentials Analyst assists Mendocino County educators with credential/permit applications, facilitates credential/permit renewals, records all credentials registered in the county, and advises out-of-state applicants regarding California certification requirements.

ADA & Title IX

Mendocino County Office of Education is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. The HR department ensures a fair and equitable workplace for all employees and visitors by providing guidance and training, auditing, swift resolutions, and ensuring all employees have the tools, resources, and support that is needed to perform and thrive at their best.


The Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by MCOE. Title IX protects all participants in MCOE educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. MCOE does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.


Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and the Grievance Procedure may be referred to MCOE's Title IX Coordinator: Heather Rantala, MCOE Assistant Superintendent, Business and Administrative Services is the Title IX Coordinator for MCOE schools. (707) 467-5034;

Shane Hildebrand, Interim Assistant Superintendent - Educational Services, is the Title IX Decision-maker.


On August 17, 2023, the Coordinator and Decision-maker received their Title IX training. To access the Title IX training materials used by MCOE: please view this slide presentation.

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Bonnie Hoben

Coordinator - Human Resources

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Becky Jeffries


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Sarah Johnston

Administrative Secretary II

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Samantha Travis

Human Resources and Credentials Analyst I