Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the Monterey County Office of Education. Please join us in working together to prepare our students for the future. Preparing students for success requires a unified and coordinated effort of home, school and the community.

The Monterey County Office of Education provides leadership to galvanize our community around support for the public's educational system.

There are four pillars to MCOE's leadership vision:

  • Reach our goals for student achievement for all students
  • Ensure the safety and health of our students
  • Recruit and retain the most highly qualified teachers and staff
  • Provide fiscal accountability for every education dollar

MCOE works closely with our 24 school districts, the local institutions of higher education, and the many diverse communities of interest around us, by providing service, leadership, and support designed to advance education in Monterey County to world-class standards.

Our goal is to equip every student to thrive in the global economy, to enrich the cultural and intellectual resources of their community and state, and to contribute to a strong and democratic American society.

Monterey County has many world-renowned resources. And, of them all, our children are our most precious resource and hope for the future.

As you explore the MCOE website to learn about our services, please join us as a partner in education. Please contact us if we may be of assistance.

Dr. Nancy Kotowski
Monterey County Superintendent of Schools