Barbara Nemko with 3 StudentsThe Mission of NCOE – a flexible, county-wide educational resource – is to offer a broad range of student services in response to changing community needs, to support and collaborate with local school districts, and to disseminate research-based best practices to educators locally and statewide.

If we can assist you in any way, please contact us at  707-253-6810. You can also search our directory for staff. To see a list of NCOE holidays when our office is closed please see the NCOE Holiday Calendar.



In the News

Radio Interviews:

October 5, 2015:

  1. Napa County Office of Education Part 1 – Overview
  2. Napa County Office of Education Part 2 – Early Digital Literacy
  3. Napa County Office of Education Part 3 – Napa County Reads

April 10, 2015:

  1. NCOE Overview
  2. NCOE Court and Community Schools- Part 1
  3. NCOE Court and Community Schools – Part 2
  4. NCOE Expanded Learning
  5. “Nine Habits of Likable Leaders” – CA School Business Magazine
  6. “Promising changes in our schools” – Napa Valley Register editorial
  7. NCOE is Featured for “League of Innovative Schools” by Digital Promise
  8. Digital Innovation in Learning Awards, “We are Family” – Dr. Barbara Nemko by EdSurge
  9. Barbara Nemko explains how technology is reshaping education – NapaBroadcasting.com

For Districts and Schools

  1. Fiscal oversight of our five school districts, as well as critical business services including payroll, credentialing and grant writing.
  2.  Assists districts and schools with resources, expertise and coordination for a variety of programs and mandated activities such as Common Core implementation and our popular Teacher Dinner Series for technology training.

For Teachers

  1. The Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program offers support and classes for first- and second-year teachers.
  2. The Curriculum Library provides a wealth of materials including assistive technology available for free, on loan to teachers and parents.
  3. Ed1stop, with free online access for most Napa County teachers and students to valuable academic and entertaining resources such as thousands of videos on Discovery Education Streaming.
  4. Heron Lake Challenge ROPES course is available for field trips and team building.

For Students

  1. Career Technical Education services such as Biotechnology, Digital Media, and Medical Assisting classes on high school campuses. Provide college and career readiness web-based program Naviance to high schools students throughout the County.
  2. Offer a full high school program for students who have been expelled, are incarcerated, on probation, or are battling drug and alcohol issues.
  3. Early Childhood Services program provides early childhood special education services, state funded preschools and childcare services for 3-12 year olds.
  4. NCOE’s Community Programs provide After School, Prevention, Health & Wellness, and Volunteer Services for K-12 grade students.

For Families

  1. Informative parent workshops on a variety of topics ranging from brain development and media, childhood nutrition, high school career planning and helping students prevent bullying.
  2. Home accessibility to ed1stop online resources.
  3. Do you know the building blocks of development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible? Check out these 40 recommended development assets.

Our Leadership

  1. Statewide training for AmeriCorps staff to support schools and communities.
  2. Statewide training for special education administrators and teachers
  3. Research work including assisting California with developing an approach for measuring the developmental progress of young children with disabilities and a set of research-based interventions for use with autistic and spectrum disorder youth.
  4. Supports the regional Early Childhood Mental Health systems by promoting inter-agency collaboration and the sharing, development and propagation of ideas, resources, and best practices to improve the long-term social-emotional health and well-being of infants and young children in Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties.