ReLife School Gets a Makeover!

2019-07-12T16:31:37+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, ReLife|Tags: , |

At PSESD's ReLife School, staff and administrators believe that students need to experience joy and laughter. Staff strive to make learning enjoyable in a positive school climate — and now they can do so in a familiar, yet brand new space. On Sunday, July 7, ReLife staff, students and community members gathered for the unveiling of their newly-made-over facility. After [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2019-07-10T21:26:11+00:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: New Employees|Tags: |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at PSESD! From left to right: Becca Abeles, English Language Arts Program Manager, LTFS Felisciana Peralta, Executive Director of Equity in Education Genevieve Pullum, Home Visitor Jolianne Valentino, Executive Director of Business and Operations Gabriela Granados, Education Advocate, LTFS Denise LeMar, HR Business Partner Chris Balansag, [...]

Blood Drive Hosted at PSESD on Wednesday, August 14, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2019-07-08T22:13:41+00:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, LTFS|

The next blood drive hosted by Puget Sound ESD will be Wednesday, August 14, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please sign up at this link:  Invite friends and family to join you in giving the gift of life! If you've never donated blood before, you're not alone. Click here for the first-timer's guide [...]

All Staff Celebration 2019: PSESD’s Definitely Got Joy

2019-06-27T18:30:45+00:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: All Staff Events|Tags: |

One of the core principles of Puget Sound ESD is to "foster joy, laughter, celebration and health." This year, the All Staff Planning Committee decided to live out that principle by using the All Staff Celebration as an opportunity for PSESD staff members to share their joy across the agency. From dance routines to poetry, [...]

Come Say Farewell to Arts Impact on Tuesday, June 25

2019-06-25T15:03:06+00:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Arts Impact, Events|Tags: |

You're invited to a farewell celebration honoring the PSESD program Arts Impact on June 25 at Dogwood Cafe & Lounge (222 1st Ave S, Kent), from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you haven't heard, Arts Impact will be entering the next chapter of service by transitioning into a new nonprofit organization. Please come and enjoy [...]

ReLife Remodel Needs Your Help!

2019-06-18T20:01:17+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: ReLife|

If you haven't heard, ReLife is going through a remodel! It's exciting to see the changes that are taking place, and they can use your help. If you or your program have any moving boxes, please bring them (broken down) to Audrey Otto's cubicle (2nd Floor, Renton), between now and June 25.  If you have any [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2019-06-17T17:35:03+00:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: New Employees|Tags: |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at PSESD! From left to right: Wendy Wekullo, Grant Accounting & Compliance Manager, Early Learning Paola Armendariz, Claims Specialist, Workers' Compensation Trust Mona Mazraani, Educational Equity & Evaluation Consultant, Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning Kin Hassan, Paraeducator, Educare Early Learning Center Maritza Pineda, Assistant Teacher, Seola Gardens [...]

State & Federal Policy Lunch & Learns: June 21 & June 27

2019-06-07T17:26:14+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Government Relations|Tags: , |

Are you interested in learning about how the PSESD forms its state and federal policy positions? Do you have policy issues that you care about and want to bring to the attention of PSESD staff who write and form our policy position statements? Join us on June 21 or June 27, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm for a Policy [...]

Enjoy Getting Outdoors? Celebrate with the Special Services Team at All Staff

2019-05-24T16:14:24+00:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: All Staff Events, Special Services|Tags: , |

Calling all PSESD staff members who find joy by going outside and want to share that joy at the All Staff Celebration! The Special Services Team is gathering folks who want to share in a brief group presentation highlighting the fact that we gain joy by being outdoors. For more details, please contact Laura Matson (, Keely Hogan [...]

Stories Across the Agency: Finding Joy with Walter Stanford

2019-05-24T14:53:05+00:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Admin, Stories Across the Agency|Tags: , |

In this month's installment of Stories Across the Agency, we interviewed Expanded Learning Site Coordinator Walter Stanford about his work, his background and finding joy at Puget Sound ESD. If you're not familiar with Walter yet, you will be soon as he'll be flexing his acting expertise as a co-host of the upcoming All Staff Celebration! [...]