Announcing pdEnroller, PSESD’s new Registration Management and Clock Hour System!

2018-03-20T19:29:50+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Admin, Clock Hours|

Announcing pdEnroller, PSESD’s new Registration Management and Clock Hour System! pdEnroller was developed by ESD 112 with a vision of having all nine ESDs and OSPI use the program for their professional development registration and clock hour management. Puget Sound ESD will launch pdEnroller on on April 2, 2018. The week prior to the launch [...]

Farewell, Jill Patnode!

2018-03-15T17:59:59+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: LTFS|Tags: |

Jill Patnode is leaving PSESD for an exciting new opportunity as the Thriving Schools Program Manager with Kaiser Permanente. Jill has been with PSESD for 15 years, and her dedication for the work and commitment to the Agency’s END has reached across the entire region and our agency. While we are sad to see her [...]

EVENT: Redefining Your Relationship With Conflict, 5/21 @ PSESD

2018-03-07T18:49:03+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Events, Special Services|Tags: , , |

Special Services would like to invite you to attend a beneficial professional development opportunity on conflict management that applies to every aspect of your professional journey. Redefining Your Relationship With Conflict will be held at PSESD (800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA) on May 21st from 9am-3pm. We will have a guest presenter, Greg Abell, who [...]

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 [...]

Vote Now in the Regional High School Art Show!

2018-02-09T22:33:36+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Arts Impact|Tags: , , , |

Arts Impact is excited to announce that voting is now open for the Regional High School Art Show! Art is displayed on the 1st floor of the Puget Sound ESD building (be sure to look down all of the hallways, artwork is everywhere!). Ballots can be found at the front desk reception area. Please cast [...]

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 [...]

Upcoming National Equity Conferences

2018-03-15T20:05:06+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|Tags: , , , |

Greetings from the Equity in Education Team! The coming year brings a number of national equity conferences you may be interested in attending. While two of them are in Detroit, the Race and Pedagogy Conference at UPS will take place right in our backyard! Please see the links below for more information. White Privilege Conference [...]

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 [...]