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 newsroom manager who was honored with two Emmy awards as News Director at KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo. He also worked as the California State Capitol reporter at KOVR-TV in Sacramento and has taught journalism at Cal Poly State University.
Since coming to VCOE, Mr. Schermer has greatly expanded the organization’s presence on social media and outreach to the community. He has taken over writing and production of VCOE’s quarterly Focus on Education publication and led a complete redesign of the VCOE website. He has also coordinated countywide efforts to keep the public informed about the impacts to schools of emergency situations including wildfires and the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr. Schermer’s work in school communications has been recognized with multiple awards from the National School Public Relations Associations and the California School Public Relations Association.
Now, as Director of Communications, Mr. Schermer works daily is to keep families, students and local educators up-to-date about current issues in local public education and VCOE's many programs and services that enhance educational opportunities for the people of Ventura County.