Thank you, Braxton Kellogg!

2018-08-02T15:33:44+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , |

Our dear Braxton Kellogg has decided to pursue a position with Seattle Public Schools, where he has always wanted to work, and will be leaving Puget Sound ESD.  We are so grateful to Braxton for his professionalism, leadership of and dedication to the 2018 All Staff Celebration, and support of government relations and agency marketing [...]

Farewell and Good Luck to Communications Coordinator, Kasey High!

2018-07-18T15:31:12+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , |

After almost 10 years at the Puget Sound ESD, we bid farewell to our Communications Coordinator, Kasey High. Kasey's work has been invaluable to the PSESD (from his start in Facilities to his stellar work on the Communications team) and, while we are sad to see him go, we are excited for his new opportunity [...]

Join us for Picture Day at PSESD, 2/8!

2018-01-24T22:10:50+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR, Events|

Do you need a new photo for your Outlook, social media accounts or PSESD badge? The Communications Team will be hosting a picture day on Thursday, February 8 from 12:00-2:00pm. Visit us in the Cyprus Room on the 2nd floor to get your photograph taken! No reservations are needed. Just stop in when you are [...]

2018 Winter All Staff Meeting – Survey

2018-01-22T20:31:11+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: All Staff Events, Communications & PR|Tags: , , |

First, we want to thank you for joining us for the 2018 Winter All Staff Meeting. We know everyone is busy, and we are happy to come together as a group to share our successes, as well as our goals and ambitions for the future here at PSESD. Pictures from the meeting may be found [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

PSESD Inclement Weather Plan – Are You Prepared?

2017-11-06T15:58:59+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Communications & PR, Human Resources & Organizational Development|Tags: , , |

PSESD Inclement Weather Plan The Communications department is committed to trying to have inclement weather closure announcements posted as soon as the decision is made.  The closure decision is made by the Deputy Superintendent, Frank has committed to making the call by 5:00 a.m, which is one hour earlier than in previous years. There are [...]