Leaders In Training: PSESD’s Student Internship Program

2018-01-03T22:56:38+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Strategic Design|Tags: , , |

PSESD continues to build our capacity to create meaningful, transformative opportunities to integrate student leadership roles across our agency in service to our END, Success for Each Child and Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity. LIT (Leaders In Training) is PSESD’s student internship program. This year, we have funded 20 paid student [...]

Welcome Nelly, Our New Early Learning Program Services Director!

2017-12-28T18:11:35+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Early Learning|Tags: , , |

We are excited to share that the Early Learning program will be welcoming Nelly Mbajah as the new EL Program Services Director on January 2nd! Nelly brings a wealth of experience in early learning and statewide work focused on children and families. In her career, she has provided direct service as a teacher at Childhaven [...]

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Dr. Beverly Tatum

2017-12-13T19:13:47+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|Tags: , , |

Dr. LaWonda Smith recently attended a conversation by Dr. Beverly Tatum, where she shared about her experiences as an African American female growing up in the Brown vs. the Board of Education era, being the President of an historically black women's college, Spellman College, and she discussed poignant elements of her book, "Why Are All [...]

New Emergency Accommodation Preparedness Procedure for Staff with Disabilities

2017-12-04T21:05:59+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Safety Co-Op|Tags: , , |

In order to maintain the safety of all staff here at the PSESD, we have developed a new Emergency Preparedness Accommodation Procedure to ensure that we are prepared to support the unique needs of staff with disabilities in the event staff must evacuate the building. This begins with identifying individuals in need of accommodations (assistance) [...]

Canceled: Pierce County Caucusing Sessions

2017-10-27T18:18:08+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|

Canceled: Pierce County Caucusing Sessions The Pierce County Caucusing sessions for Friday, October 27 have been canceled. Please share this information with colleagues who may not check WeAre.PSESD often who may be planning to attend. Thank you!

Give Blood Give Life: Blood Drive November 16

2017-10-19T04:02:46+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: LTFS|Tags: |

Whenever there is a crisis, you hear about the need for blood donations! Please help our region to be prepared! Next Blood Drive hosted by Puget Sound ESD is November 16! Giving blood saves lives! The next blood drive at our Renton building will be Thursday, Nov. 16, 8:30-11:00am. Please sign up today!  If you've [...]

Congratulations 2017-18 Year One Emerging Leaders!

2017-10-16T19:30:27+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Emerging Leaders, LTFS, PSLA|

Please join us in congratulating the newest cohort of Emerging Leaders! April Bowen, Early Learning Caroline Clement, Equity in Education Cassandra O'Francia, Strategy, Evaluation & Learning Colette Dutton, Early Learning Dawn Patterson, Early Learning Debret Harrison, Early Learning Eduvina Reveles, Early Learning Ivory Carter, Early Learning Jenifer Leavens, Relife Jessica Dedrick, WCT/UP Jessica Monahan, LTFS [...]

Emerging Leaders Application Deadline Extended to September 29th.

2017-09-27T20:17:11+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Emerging Leaders, Leadership, LTFS|Tags: , |

Applications for the 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program are being accepted now through September 29, 2017. 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 [...]

Join Communications & CORElabroateWA Teachers at EdCamp #WATeachLead

2017-08-30T21:27:30+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Communications & PR, LTFS|Tags: , , , |

The first EdCamp #WATeachLead will be held Saturday, September 23 at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. What is edCamp#WATeachLead ? edCamp #WATeachLead is a biannual unconference for educators all over Washington State. Hosted by the teacher leader cadre of CORElaborateWA.org, this is the first edCamp the bloggers and tweeters are hosting as a model for regional collaboration [...]