Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2018-06-18T20:29:16+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: New Employees|Tags: , |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at the PSESD! From left to right: Nancy Lee (Payroll Coordinator), Alexandra Clifthorne (Senior Coordinator, Consultant - Mental Health), Diana Clark (HR Business Partner), Patricia Gilson (Mentor Teacher), Jonisha Hall (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist), and Kiara Buechler (HR Business Partner).

Purchase Rosetta Stone Language Learning Solutions through WLS and Save 40% off of the Educational List Price!

2018-06-08T20:58:26+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Admin|

Rosetta Stone can be used to support or supplement any of the following language learning acquisition programs: Early enrichment, English Language Learning (ELL), Gifted and Talented, before/after school programs, adult ed/adult ELL, professional language development (faculty, staff), special education, dual language immersion, world/foreign language expansion, high school language classes, summer programs, credit recovery/intervention, online/virtual schools. [...]

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 [...]

Saying Farewell to Aurora Huerta

2018-05-14T15:56:32+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|Tags: , , |

Saying Farewell to Aurora Huerta Dear Colleagues - It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce the retirement of Aurora Huerta – after 23 years of service!   The nice part about retiring is that she will have lots of time to spend with her husband, who will soon join her in retirement, and her [...]

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 [...]

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

2018-04-11T15:11:46+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Admin|Tags: , , , |

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (TODASTWD) is nationally celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of April, and this year it lands on April 26th. Based on staff feedback of multiple program events taking place during this time of the year, the TODASTWD Committee is actively planning PSESD’s sponsored event for later [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2018-04-02T21:05:42+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: New Employees|Tags: , |

We would like to extend a welcome to our newest hires here at PSESD! From left to right: Janine Thorn (Communications Director; Communications, Public Relations and Government Relations), Nikkia McCormick (Claims Specialist; WCT-UP) and Charlotte Heller (Behavior & Education Support Specialist; LTFS –  ReLife).

Dr. Marion Smith, Jr. Joins the Board of Directors on the Black Education Strategy Roundtable

2018-04-02T21:01:46+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , |

Dr. Marion Smith, Jr., Director of K-12 Learning, Leadership & Student Success here at the PSESD recently joined the Board of Directors for the Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR). BESR is the only Washington state-based organization with a specific focus on the education of Black/African American students. Through advocacy in coalition with others around the [...]