Jennifer Biagio will run TCOE’s Educational Resource Services program, home to events like Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial and Theatre Company productions
TULARE COUNTY – Students and parents may not know the name Jennifer Biagio but they are familiar with the names of events she will now be in charge of putting on throughout the year.
The Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) recently announced Biagio as the new head of its Educational Resource Services (ERS) program. In addition to being home to TCOE’s countywide student events, such as the Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial and Theatre Company productions, ERS also handles TCOE’s resource library and multi-media services department of 17 curriculum specialists.
Biagio began working for TCOE six years ago in several cross-departmental roles. She came to the organization having served as an education specialist for students with special needs in the Porterville Unified School District. As a program specialist for TCOE’s Special Services division, Biagio supported districts with special education compliance. In 2018, she joined the Leadership Support Services department as the special education partner to assist Tulare County schools receiving state-mandated Differentiated Assistance. At the same time, she began training as ab improvement science coach along with colleagues at Educational Resource Services.
Biagio also co-facilitated a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for 19 Tulare County school sites in partnership with 26 TCOE improvement coaches to address equity. Most recently, she worked as director of the Mid-State Collaborative, a California Statewide System of Support for districts in eleven neighboring county offices of education. Her work with the Mid-State Collaborative centered on providing technical assistance, and supporting network improvement communities, MTSS, social and emotional learning, and data conversations.
“We are excited that Jenn has agreed to serve as lead for ERS,” Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Tim Hire said. “She has a breadth of knowledge, having worked in two of our divisions. She also brings a deep passion for equity, improvement science, and utilizing data to support student achievement on a personal level.”