Farewell to Melissa Laramie

2018-01-09T19:23:14+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR|

It's with mixed emotions that we announce that our Director of Communications, Melissa Laramie, is leaving PSESD for an exciting new opportunity as the Director of Communications for Kent School District. Melissa has been with us for six years, and her dedication and passion for the work has reached across the entire agency. While we [...]

Winter Cookie Exchange Success!

2017-12-21T19:36:12+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , , |

The Communications, Government Relations and PR Team hosted a Winter Cookie Exchange here at PSESD in Renton on Wednesday, December 20th, and we are happy to report - it was a success! We are so appreciative when people from across the agency come together to get to know each other, play some fun games and, [...]

Farewell to Amanda Michaels

2017-12-14T21:40:18+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|

Farewell to Amanda Michaels It is with mixed emotion that we share with you that Amanda Michaels will be leaving the PSESD HR & OD team to share her talents with Federal Way Public Schools.  Amanda joined the PSESD family in 2013.  Throughout her time with us she created and fostered sound relationships, served as [...]

Join the All Staff Planning Committee

2017-12-04T20:12:59+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , , , , |

Join The All Staff Planning Committee! The Communications Team leads the PSESD All Staff Planning committee and we are looking for volunteers from across the agency who want to contribute their time and talents to ensuring the All Staff meetings are informative, engaging and inclusive! The role of the Planning Committee is to assist the [...]

Tis The Season….For Viruses, Malware, and Spam

2017-12-04T18:03:19+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Agency Technology|

One of the most common ways that cybercriminals hijack personal information is through malicious links and e-mail attachments. During the holiday shopping season, as consumers visit web sites that they don’t normally frequent, and make one-time purchases, there is a corresponding rise in the number of messages and updates we receive from places we don’t [...]

Baby Wade is Coming Soon!

2017-11-28T23:00:10+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , , , |

On Friday, November 17, the Communications, Government and Public Relations team (say that three times fast!) came together to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby Wade. Anna Wade, our Grants Director and SalesForce Administrator extraordinaire, and her husband Dion are expecting Baby #2 just before Christmas. While older brother 'Zander was not present for the [...]

A Pit Stop at Transportation!

2017-11-17T22:50:21+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , , |

One of the goals for the Communications Team in 2017-18 centers around increasing PSESD Staff engagement and participation, and boosting staff morale. The team identified at a retreat in August a number of department goals and strategies for the year. Fun opportunities to meet and get to know staff all across the agency was one [...]

Premera Vision Plan

2017-11-14T16:31:37+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|

Update: Your Premera Vision Plan Good news – the vision plan​ you have through the Premera Education Program has been expanded! You now have a larger choice of vision care providers and enhanced benefits, including increased coverage for in-network frames and contact lenses. Another key difference is that the vision plan is administered by Premera [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2017-11-08T18:42:07+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development, New Employees|

Welcome PSESD New Hires! November New Employee Orientation From Left to Right: Sarah Dennis, Paraeducator, Educare; Laura Keenan, Paraeducator, Educare; Elisa Curtis, Preschool Teacher, Educare; Trina Griffin, Food Services Assistant, Heritage Head Start; Braxton Kellogg, Program Coordinator, Communications