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

2018-09-18T22:14:34+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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 [...]

Redefining Your Relationship With Conflict

2018-04-03T22:31:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: LTFS, Special Services|

Professional Development Opportunities Special Services offers a varied assortment of professional development opportunities to meet the needs of educators and administrators of students with disabilities.  Topics change from year to year to incorporate new innovative research-based practices. Sign up for Redefining Your Relationship to Conflict  May 21, 2018 • 9 AM – 3 PM • $75 • Greg Abell [...]

Modeling the Way As We Engage in Continued Leadership and Learning

2018-02-20T20:42:04+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Expanded Learning|

Welcome to Nashville and to the 2018 AASA, The School Superintendents Association,  National Conference on Education! #NCE18  Our very own Dr. Marion Smith, Jr. (Director, K-12 Learning, Leadership & Student Success) attended the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, TN (Feb 14-18, 2018). With hundreds of educational learning session opportunities, Dr. Smith engaged and [...]

Teacher of the Year Nominations Now Open

2018-02-06T17:57:51+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: LTFS|Tags: , |

Do you know a great teacher? A leader who inspires others? Nominate today for Teacher of the Year! Anyone can nominate a teacher. All you need is basic information about your nominee (job title, school, contact information) and a statement of nomination (no more than one page). For more information check out the OSPI Teacher of the [...]

Trainings Through Lynda.com

2018-01-30T23:30:06+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Agency Technology, Human Resources & Organizational Development|

Did you know that as a PSESD employee, you have free access to the trainings on Lynda.com? Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. PSESD staff have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by [...]