Reminder: Winter All Staff Meeting 1/19

2018-01-09T19:21:41+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: All Staff Events|Tags: , , |

Don't forget! The PSESD Winter All Staff Meeting is Friday, January 19 from 1:30-3:30pm at the Renton office. We look forward to getting the staff together for some updates from the agency, along with a presentation from Living Voices that you won't want to miss! Living Voices combines solo performances with archival film, which turns [...]

Farewell to Melissa Laramie

2018-01-09T19:23:14+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR|

It's with mixed emotions that we announce that our Director of Communications, Melissa Laramie, is leaving PSESD for an exciting new opportunity as the Director of Communications for Kent School District. Melissa has been with us for six years, and her dedication and passion for the work has reached across the entire agency. While we [...]

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 [...]

Winter Cookie Exchange Success!

2017-12-21T19:36:12+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , , |

The Communications, Government Relations and PR Team hosted a Winter Cookie Exchange here at PSESD in Renton on Wednesday, December 20th, and we are happy to report - it was a success! We are so appreciative when people from across the agency come together to get to know each other, play some fun games and, [...]

Farewell to Amanda Michaels

2017-12-14T21:40:18+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|

Farewell to Amanda Michaels It is with mixed emotion that we share with you that Amanda Michaels will be leaving the PSESD HR & OD team to share her talents with Federal Way Public Schools.  Amanda joined the PSESD family in 2013.  Throughout her time with us she created and fostered sound relationships, served as [...]

“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 [...]

PSESD Winter Cookie Exchange!

2017-12-05T21:30:18+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Events|

The PSESD Communications, Government & Public Relations Team will be hosting a Winter Cookie Exchange on Wednesday, December 20th from 12:30pm-2:00pm on the 1st Floor of the PSESD Building in Renton (800 Oakesdale Ave SW). Each person who participates will be asked to bake 2 dozen cookies to share, and you will be able to [...]

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) [...]