Merced County Office of Education

Our Staff



Wolfe Educational Center

732 W. 13th Street, W9

Merced, CA 95341

(209) 381-5926

Fax: (209) 381-5992


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Daphne Post 

WIA Programs/Cal-SOAP Coordinator 

(209) 381-5918

Daphne Post has lived in Merced for over thirty-five years. She graduated from Merced High School (Go Bears!), received an AS from Merced Community College, a MS in Business from CSU, Fresno, a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Champman University, and an Administrative Services Credential from CSU, Stanislaus. Ms. Post has worked for Merced County Office of Education for eighteen years. She worked just shy of sixteen years at Valley Community School eight years as an English teacher and eight years as a Vice Principal. 
She loves to travel, socialize with her family and friends, and play with her Chihuahuas. 
Ms. Post is currently the Coordinator for WIA Programs
(EMPOWER and t​he Youth Opportunity Program) and Cal-SOAP
(California Student Opportunity and Access Program).
Mission Statement
My mission is to empower our youth to become successful citizens, learners, workers, and leaders in a global economy.

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Rebecca Rodriguez Lincoln 

Career Advisor for Merced and Los Banos

(209) 381-5916

Ms. Lincoln is a long time resident of the Merced community, arriving in the mid-fifties when her father was stationed with the Strategic Air Command at Castle Air Force Base. Ms. Lincoln graduated from Merced High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from Chapman University. She holds the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and is currently enrolled in a Master's program earning a degree in Education from CSU, Stanislaus.

Ms. Lincoln is married and has two children. Her son Andrew, graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Animation & Visual Effects from the San Francisco Academy of Arts, and her daughter Morgan, is sophomore at Merced College.

Ms. Lincoln's present position is that of a career educator in the Youth Opportunity Program and EMPOWER Program, which has afforded her the opportunity to serve Merced County youth and their families. Since she began her career with Merced County Office of Education in May, 2001, she has had the privilege of sitting on the Merced County Youth Council, the Central Valley Opportunity Center' Board, the Youth Developmental Action Team, the San Joaquin UC Alumni Network, and the Board of the Merced County Boys & Girls Clubs.  She is a graduate of Leadership Merced, Class 19. 

​Mission Statement

To be a positive and empowering role model for students, and encourage them to aspire to reach their highest potential.

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Robert Rivera

Career Advisor  

(209) 381-5999

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Elena Blanton

Career Educator

(209) 381-5153


Monica M. Maldonado 

Support Service Assistant  

(209) 381-5926

Monica was born and raised in Merced and graduated from Merced High School. 

Monica starting working for Merced County Office of Education in 2007. 

Monica is married and has three children. She and her family enjoys the outdoors, camping, boating and BBQ.   

Mission Statement
I strongly encourage participants not to give up and to reach for their goals.