Lake County, Calif. (February 17, 2021) - Lisa Cockerton joined the Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) team as the Director of Internal Fiscal Services. She brings with her a variety of budgetary and management skills.
Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools said, “We welcome Lisa and are happy to have someone with such a wide range of experience. Her enthusiasm in joining the Office of Education in this capacity is very exciting.”
Cockerton previously worked at the Lucerne Elementary School District, so working in education is nothing new for her. There, she was the Chief Business Official (CBO) for around 12 years.
Her skills include the development and management of budgets in school districts, processing payroll and having knowledge in software programs used at education agencies.
“I am hoping to gain more professional development in this new role. I love to be challenged and want to expand my knowledge,” Cockerton said.
Cockerton said she chose to work at LCOE because She felt the agency had an excellent work family. The position she is in also mirrored her current skills.
“I worked with a lot of the employees here at LCOE while I held my role at the Lucerne Elementary School District, so I knew they were a group of amazing and supportive people,” Cockerton said.
Cockerton received her education at Diablo Valley College where she earned her Associates Degree in General Studies. She then went on to Cal State University, East Bay where she got her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Social Sciences Option.
In recent years she also received a CBO Certificate from a program she attended. She also recently took Business and Accounting courses at Mendocino Community College.
Cockerton continues to have a thirst for knowledge and learning. She is hoping to learn even more in her new role at the agency.
“I am grateful and blessed to be able to join this amazing group of smart, dedicated people. I am looking forward to working with everyone and learning new skills in this role,” Cockerton said.