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Bring Your Future Leaders to Work Day Event Recap

2019-08-29T20:09:43+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Admin|

A special thank you to all students/youth, interns, PSESD Board members, committee members, and staff for attending this year’s Bring Your Future Leader to Work Day! Students and youth had the opportunity to plant a seed, play leadership games, create dream boards, and make slime (which was a giant hit with everyone!). We listened to [...]

Take Our Future Leaders to Work Day – Thursday, August 22, 2019

2019-07-30T22:05:08+00:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Puget Sound ESD will celebrate Take Our Future Leaders to Work Day (formerly known as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day) on Thursday, August 22. This event shows our youth what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day, while supporting the values of their education and helping them [...]

2019 Vaka STEM Summer Bridge Program

2019-05-23T23:44:49+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Admin|

The ASPIRE program at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is offering a FREE summer program for Asian American and Pacific Islander students who are in high school or have recently graduated. If you're interested in exploring the STEM fields, cultural studies, and building for your skills for college, apply today! Session Dates and Time: July 8 [...]

2019 Classified School Employee of the Year Nominations

2018-11-09T21:11:14+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Admin|

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 PSESD Classified School Employee of the Year. This annual award recognizes and honors the work of school and district classified staff. PSESD’s Regional Classified School Employee of the Year will serve as one of nine finalists for OSPI’s annual statewide award, which will be [...]

2018-19 Emerging Leaders Program Applications Are Open Now Through September 28, 2018.

2018-09-18T22:14:34+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: PSLA|

Applications for the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Program are being accepted now through September 28, 2018. The Emerging Leader program is a two-year program. Members of the Emerging Leaders Cohort Year One and Year Two participate in all aspects of the PSESD Leadership Academy in addition to the Emerging Leader cohort meetings The Emerging Leaders Cohort Year One [...]

WA State School for the Blind “We Love Our School” Video

2018-08-28T23:38:44+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Admin|

(WSSB) We Love Our School from WaTech Productions on Vimeo. One of Washington Sensory Disabilities Services' partner schools, WA State School for the Blind, has created a wonderful video showcasing the impact we can make on students and families. As we transition to making everything accessible for all, this video reminds us of one of [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2018-08-15T17:47:46+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: New Employees|Tags: , |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at the PSESD! From left to right: Back Row: Wendy Armour, Director, Learning Communities Foundation Brad Jones, Claims Attorney, Workers’ Compensation Trust Arthur Dennis III, Director of Dropout Intervention & Re-Engagement, LTFS Brad Brown, Executive Director, LTFS Front Row: Carrie Angle, Senior Applications Specialist, Workers’ Compensation [...]

Proposed 2018-19 Budget: Investing in Our END: Agency Budget 101

2018-06-06T17:38:28+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Admin|

We have heard feedback that employees would like to learn more about the budget process, and all of the different pieces that go into it – from our indirect rates, to COLAs, to “Core” allocations.  To start this dialogue, Irina Minasova, Director of Business Services, and I are offering two Info Sessions in the coming [...]

Not just Sign Language: Engaging with a Co-worker who is DeafBlind on June 13

2018-05-31T00:25:44+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Admin, Events|

"Not just Sign Language: Engaging with a Co-worker who is DeafBlind." Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) A program of LTFS at PSESD   Date: Wed., June 13, Chinook Room (PSESD) Time: 11 am-12:30 pm Presenters: WSDS Staff and Debra Kahn This summer, WSDS will have a new co-worker joining us. Debra is DeafBlind, and uses [...]

Celebrate Dr. Laura Lynn, Monday, April 30!

2018-04-21T00:00:55+00:00April 21st, 2018|Categories: Admin|

Laura’s Loving Leadership Please join us to celebrate Laura as she transitions to a new role as program supervisor with OSPI’s Office of Native Education. Laura’s contributions to our agency and the children, families and communities we serve are significant, and we are glad she will continue to share her gifts statewide. 3:00-4:00pm LTFS Library [...]