Blood Drive Hosted at PSESD on Wednesday, June 12 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

2019-05-01T16:54:13+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, LTFS|

The next blood drive hosted by PSESD will be on Wednesday, June 12, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Please sign up at this link: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=2327 If you've never donated blood before, you're not alone! Click here for the first timer's guide to donating blood: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html Thank you for your participation! [...]

Stories Across the Agency: Sharing Leadership & Culture with the NAEP

2019-04-25T20:17:16+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Native American Education Program, Stories Across the Agency|Tags: |

Nearly 30 PSESD Native American Education Program students attended the 3rd annual Native American Youth Leadership Academy at Miracle Ranch (near Purdy, WA), for the opportunity to learn leadership skills through a cultural lens and connect with other youth who share their same Native cultural identity. Students from PSESD's Native American program from Franklin Pierce, Peninsula, [...]

Stories Across the Agency: A Farewell Tribute to Nikum Pon

2019-03-26T20:43:25+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence, Stories Across the Agency|Tags: , |

For the past three years Nikum Pon, Director of Equity in Education at PSESD, has touched the lives of countless people through his work. Leading by example, Nikum has modeled ways to apply theory to practice to ensure that our agency and our partners have the tools necessary to support racially equitable and culturally responsive [...]

Blood Drive at PSESD: April 10, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

2019-03-13T14:55:18+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, LTFS|Tags: |

The next Blood Drive hosted by Puget Sound ESD will be on Wednesday, April 10, from 8:30 am-2:30 pm. If you’re interested in giving blood, please sign up here: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=2327  If you’ve never donated blood before, you’re not alone! Click here for the first timer’s guide to donating blood.

Coaching & Leading for Racial Equity: February 20, February 27, and March 6

2019-01-29T16:06:47+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Admin, Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence, Events|Tags: , |

Conflict and engaging in difficult conversations about race are often challenging. Join us for a three-part experiential learning series where you will examine race, power, white privilege, and institutional racism to deepen your understanding and practice around coaching and adaptive leadership for racial equity. You will explore tools, resources and practices to identify your core [...]

Stories Across the Agency: A Reflection on the Native American Education Program (NAEP)

2019-01-28T17:18:13+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Native American Education Program, Staff Spotlight|Tags: , , |

As Native American Heritage Month came to a close, we reflected on Puget Sound ESD's Native American Education Program (NAEP) with Program Manager Jason LaFontaine to learn more about the invaluable work NAEP is doing across four school districts in the Pierce County area. ____ PSESD: Can you tell me a little bit about your background?  [...]

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

2018-11-29T22:20:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Native American Education Program|

November marks a time to honor the culture and history of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives through Native American Heritage Month. It is a reminder of the importance of the first inhabitants of the country we live in today, and an acknowledgement of our appreciation for the Native American and Alaskan Native [...]

Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

2018-11-08T00:00:26+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR, Events, LTFS|

The next Blood Drive hosted by Puget Sound ESD will be on Wednesday, December 12, from 8:30am-2:30pm. The donation van will be conveniently located in the parking lot of our Renton building (800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057). You can sign up to donate here: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=2327  For those of you who have never donated blood [...]

Become an Anti Racist Educator: Training of Trainers, November 28-30

2018-10-30T21:43:52+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|

PSESD would like to invite educators who are ready to lead conversations on Racial Equity to a two-day training at Green River College! This training will strengthen your readiness to: Facilitate dialogue on developing an anti racist identity Learn the difference between an "anti racist" and an "inclusive" or "multicultural" lens in education Develop a [...]

Early Learning Support from Congressman Adam Smith

2018-10-19T21:11:43+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Admin, Early Learning, LTFS|

A big congratulations and thank you to Krystina Cummins and Joanna Rodriguez, Head Start Policy Council parents, and Maggie Diaz-Sierra, PSESD Early Head Start Home Visitor, who visited Washington, D.C. with the PSESD Board and Superintendent to share the importance of early learning! Our parents and staff made such an impact that Congressman Adam Smith [...]