Dave Schermer joined the Ventura County Office of Education in 2014 as the organization's first Communications Manager. Mr. Schermer is a former television news reporter and manager who was honored with two Emmy awards while serving as News Director at KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo. He also taught journalism as an adjunct lecturer at Cal Poly State University.
Since coming to VCOE, Mr. Schermer has launched our presence on Facebook and Twitter, taken over writing and production of our Focus on Education publication and led a complete redesign of the VCOE website. In 2016, Mr. Schermer received an Award of Excellence from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for Focus on Education and an NSPRA Award of Merit for the VCOE website. He also received two Awards of Merit from the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) for his work on the VCOE website and Focus on Education.
As Communications Manager, Mr. Schermer's priority is to inform local educators and the community at large about VCOE's many programs and services that enhance educational opportunities for the people of Ventura County.