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 [...]

Data Coaching for Equity Training, August 1-2

2018-07-10T20:05:58+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|Tags: , , |

Join us Data Coaching for Equity Training August 1-2, 2018, 9AM - 4PM! In this two-day session, participants will build knowledge and skills for supporting racial equity-focused data conversations. Time together will focus on learning about and practicing to support teams in each stage of the cycle of inquiry and action, and strategies to bring [...]

Help Support Elesha Julien and Her Family During This Difficult Time

2018-05-14T22:34:50+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Early Learning|Tags: , |

Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting our EHS home visitor, Elesha Julien. In the short time she has been with us, Elesha has brought much warmth and laughter to the home-based EHS staff meetings (and day-to-day in the office). Sadly, Elesha lost her mother* quite suddenly and unexpectedly. If you are interested [...]

Redefining Your Relationship With Conflict

2018-04-03T22:31:28+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: LTFS, Special Services|

Professional Development Opportunities Special Services offers a varied assortment of professional development opportunities to meet the needs of educators and administrators of students with disabilities.  Topics change from year to year to incorporate new innovative research-based practices. Sign up for Redefining Your Relationship to Conflict  May 21, 2018 • 9 AM – 3 PM • $75 • Greg Abell [...]

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

2018-03-20T19:29:50+00:00March 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 psesd.org on April 2, 2018. The week prior to the launch [...]

Farewell, Jill Patnode!

2018-03-15T17:59:59+00:00March 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 [...]