Staff News

30 Jan
KCSOS employees making a difference

KCSOS employees making a difference

Every year, KCSOS solicits nominations for its annual You Make a Difference Awards, which recognize employees in three categories — Outstanding Service to Education, Innovation in Education and Distinguished Service. Final selections are made by a committee consisting of office employees who judge nominees on their “dedication and contributions to the success of the overall […]

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03 Jan
Daryl Thiesen chosen for ethics award

Daryl Thiesen chosen for ethics award

Congratulations to Daryl Thiesen who has been chosen as one of three recipients of the 2019 CSUB Kegley Institute of Ethics Wendy Wayne Ethics Award. Daryl has served the students, teachers and families of Kern County as the Prevention Programs Coordinator for the past 22 years at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office. He has been […]

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04 Dec
2018 KCSOS Holiday Party

2018 KCSOS Holiday Party

Hundreds of KCSOS employees and their loved ones gathered at HolidayLights at CALM for the office holiday party. This year’s festivities were hosted by the Human Resources Division, with the theme of “Merry Grinch-mas.”  Guests enjoyed live music, delicious snacks, prizes, games and a visit from Santa, and of course, the Grinch before heading out […]

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09 Nov
Speed of Trust Workshop a Hit

Speed of Trust Workshop a Hit

Wednesday, November 7 was a big day for management staff at KCSOS. To support learning and growth, leaders across the organization participated in a Leading at the Speed of Trust workshop. The first of many to come, the session represented a step forward in Dr. Barlow’s vision to provide professional development for all KCSOS leaders […]

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01 Nov
Halloween trick-or-treaters take over KCSOS

Halloween trick-or-treaters take over KCSOS

KCSOS staffers went all out in celebration of Halloween this week as dozens of pre-school age students trick-or-treated around the halls of the organization’s downtown City Centre headquarters. It has become tradition for each floor of the building to take on a different theme and staff members to dress up and greet children during their […]

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24 Oct
Tom Corson named to CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame

Tom Corson named to CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Tom Corson, executive director of the Kern County Network for Children, for being named a 2019 CSU Bakersfield Alumni Hall of Fame recipient. Corson received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology  from CSUB in 1988. He has spent 30 years bringing together neighborhoods, agencies and community leaders to improve the lives of Kern County […]

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22 Oct
A Hidden Hero – Patrick Moore

A Hidden Hero – Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore, an education associate in KCSOS’s Alternative Education program, has been named a 2018 Bakersfield Hidden Hero. The recognition took place at the Good Neighbor Festival, a local event that annually highlights positive events, activities, resources and people who live, work and play in Southeast Bakersfield. Patrick received the honor for his ongoing involvement […]

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19 Oct
Daryl Thiesen Honored for School Attendance Work

Daryl Thiesen Honored for School Attendance Work

Daryl Thiesen, longtime KCSOS coordinator of prevention services, has worked tirelessly over many years in the area of school attendance and so much more. Among his many duties, he chaired the Truancy Reduction and Attendance Coalition of Kern (TRACK) since its inception 2003. It’s a role he recently passed stepped away from, passing the baton […]

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