Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2019-01-16T20:08:36+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development, New Employees|Tags: , , |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at PSESD! From left to right: John Huyghue (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Eric Kendziora (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Brandon Adams (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Johnny Arriaga (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Welcome aboard!

United Way Workplace Giving Campaign: January 11 – February 1, 2019

2019-01-16T19:44:37+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Giving Committee, Learning Communities Foundation|Tags: , , , |

We hope you were able to grab some popcorn in the lobby to help us kick-off our United Way Workplace Giving Campaign! Our goal this year is ambitious: to have 100+ new and returning givers. We're confident that we can come together during the next three weeks to support our communities. Will you join us? You have [...]

Onsite Homeownership Consultations: January 23rd, February 21st

2019-01-16T19:10:33+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, Lunch & Learn|Tags: , , |

Whether you are a first or second-time homebuyer, or selling your home, this exclusive program will make the decision easier and less expensive. It is provided to you at no cost and no obligation as part of your EAP benefits package. Is now a good time to Buy? To Sell? Refinance? Consolidate debt? Renovate? 0% and [...]

A Holiday Gift Drive to Remember

2019-01-15T22:05:31+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Giving Committee, Learning Communities Foundation|Tags: , , , |

The Treehouse for Kids Holiday Drive last month was a huge success! Our two Treehouse bins were overflowing with new clothing and toys, not to mention the many generous donations that were made online. Thank you to everyone for spreading the word about the drive-it made a huge difference! We appreciate you all! A very special [...]

Home Visitors are Super Heroes!

2019-01-11T17:42:58+00:00 January 11th, 2019|Categories: Staff Spotlight, Super Stuff|Tags: , |

Last month, at our Early Head Start HB staff meeting, we had the opportunity to recognize each other's strengths and the work we do for families and children. December can be a hard time as a Home Visitor as many of the families we serve experience a crisis during this time. For me personally, [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2019-01-11T16:03:03+00:00 January 11th, 2019|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development, New Employees|Tags: , |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at PSESD! From left to right: Helen Rogers-Rutherford, Underwriting Coordinator Taylor Freyberg, Student Assistance Specialist Margaret Balderama, Student Assistance Specialist Jayme Estep, Data Systems Technician Welcome aboard!

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

2019-01-10T17:16:22+00:00 January 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 [...]

Special Services Lunch & Learn on January 15, 2019

2019-01-08T17:01:39+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Categories: Admin, Events|Tags: , , |

Discover ways that you as an educator, staff member, family member, or friend can support and advocate for individuals with disabilities. This lunch and learn will provide an overview of Section 504 law and 504 plans for school-aged youth. Discussion topics will include: 504 Eligibility Determining appropriate accommodations The difference between 504s and IEPs Steps [...]

Another Year, Another Delicious Cookie Exchange

2019-01-10T17:19:40+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR, Events|Tags: , , |

The Communications, Government Relations and PR Team hosted the annual Winter Cookie Exchange in Renton on Wednesday, December 19th, and it's safe to say that all attendees left with either a full belly or a full bag of delicious treats – some with both.  Winter can always be a busy time for staff across the [...]

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

2018-12-20T18:13:34+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Native American Education Program, Staff Spotlight, Stories from the Field|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?  [...]