Vote Now in the Regional High School Art Show!

2018-02-09T22:33:36+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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 [...]