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The Northwest Highly Capable Student Convening

Educators from across the Puget Sound ESD region convened on May 9th to learn more about "The Northwest Highly Capable Student." Participants explored how to build and develop curriculum and instruction to address the [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

Welcome PSESD New Hires! May New Employee Orientation from left to right: Samantha Ramon, Desktop Technician Agency Technology, Vanessa Miguel-Pike, Assistant Teacher Educare

Melissa Laramie voted President-Elect of WA State Public Relations Association

Last week, our very own Melissa Laramie was voted President-Elect of the Washington State Public Relations Association (WSPRA)! WSPRA is an organization of K-12 and Higher Education professionals who strive to improve communication among [...]

Join us as we Celebrate Conn McQuinn’s Retirement!

We invite you to join in the celebration of Conn McQuinn's retirement after 25 years of service at PSESD! The celebration will take place Monday, June 12th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please send electronic [...]

Dr. LaWonda Smith Attends the 2017 White Privilege Conference in Kansas City

Dr. LaWonda Smith attending the 2017  White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Kansas City, MO, with the founder, Dr. Micheal Eddie, Jr. and with one of the keynote speakers, Micheal Eric Dyson, at his book [...]

Nominate your Coworker for All Staff Recognition Awards HERE!

Part of our work as a community is to celebrate each other and our hard work. Each year PSESD employees are nominated by their peers to receive one of six awards. If you know [...]

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Leadership Shout Outs

A Shout Out For: Cassandra O’Francia

From: Sarita Siqueiros Thornburg

Cassandra has been crucial to the success of this year’s PSESD Student Involvement Internship! Her tenacity and focus with all the paperwork the students completed, her attention to detail in making sure all the logistical pieces of the internship ran smoothly, and her presence at the internship meetings themselves made it possible for the interns to do their amazing work. Thank you to Cassandra for helping us live into our values of ensuring those who are most impacted by the issue help create the solutions!

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  1. All Staff Recognition Event

    June 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  2. Water Awareness Week

    June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Caucusing

    June 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Caucusing

    July 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Caucusing

    August 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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What Kinds Of Things Can I Post? 2017-05-22T18:51:33+00:00

Well here are just a few ideas:

  • New Grants
  • New Team Members or Changes
  • Program Events and Happenings
  • Department Celebrations
  • Program/Department Accomplishments
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Baby, Birth or Adoption Announcements
  • Retirements
  • Birthday Parties
  • Wedding Announcements
  • Program News and Milestones
  • Team Outings
  • Best Practices
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Community Resources
  • College Graduation Announcements


Anything for free, sale or trade should go on the Staff Bulletin Board. 

Why another site to look at? 2017-05-22T18:51:50+00:00

For the last year Communications has been teaming with Agency Tech to look at the data, and sift through the feedback from PSESD staff about the usability of MyPSESD.org. Sharepoint has many benefits, and the previous MyPSESD.org was well-liked by many staff too.

As our staff and workloads continue to grow and take us in new directions, Communications feels it is important to find new ways to offer PSESD staff the opportunity to learn about each other as colleagues and as fellow human beings. We are in this work together, and the more we know about each other the better we can achieve our shared goals.

We heard from many staff that you missed Agency Life and needed a place to connect with each other. The Communications team,  with input from Agency Tech, worked to address the technical and legal issues that go into creating a space for staff that is safe, accessible, and meets all of the public records and retention requirements we need to adhere to as an agency and designed this space for staff.

This site is truly a place for PSESD staff to share news and information, personal and professional; to stay connected with each other; and to build community. 

Everything you post is public and is being backed up on a regular basis.

Can anyone post here? 2017-05-22T18:51:55+00:00

This site is created for all PSESD staff to share news and information, leadership shout outs and fun stuff. Whether you work in Renton, Educare, in a School District, at ReLife or one of our many sites if you are a PSESD employee this site is for you!



Can staff post outside events? 2017-05-22T19:56:42+00:00

The Weare.PSESD.org site is for internal staff use only.

PSESD supports relationships with appropriate organizations, individuals, business and other governmental and educational agencies. For promoting and sharing information on our external agency website, psesd.org, there must be a Sponsors/Co-Sponsors relationship established  consistent with the PSESD mission, vision, and goals and in alignment with the cabinet established guidelines.

You can review the PSESD Cabinet have established guidelines for Sponsor Guidance on Sponsorships/Co-Sponsorships on mypsesd.org here: FINAL WITH CROSS REFERENCING_GUIDANCE ON SPONSORS__March2016.docx and PROCEDURE FOR SPONSOR.docx.

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