Honoring Native American Heritage Month

2018-11-29T22:20:48+00:00 November 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 [...]

Celebrating American Education Week on November 12-16, 2018

2018-11-07T23:59:29+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Categories: AEW, Communications & PR, Events|

Get ready to celebrate American Education Week at Puget Sound ESD! During the week of November 12-16, 2018, staff members are encouraged to highlight the individuals who make public education possible. As we all know, it takes a team to ensure that every child receives a high quality education. During American Education Week, it's our [...]

Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

2018-11-08T00:00:26+00:00 November 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 [...]

Racial Equity Policy Implementation Plan – Update from Strategic Direction Action Team 2 (SD2)

2018-10-31T22:09:21+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|

Racial Equity Policy Implementation Plan Update from Strategic Direction Action Team 2 (SD2) In 2016, the Human Resources and Organizational Development department began exploring a redesign of the agency’s current evaluation system. Building on the work of a 2014 pilot, the redesign would create a meaningful goal setting and evaluation system tied to the Agency's [...]

Become an Anti Racist Educator: Training of Trainers, November 28-30

2018-10-30T21:43:52+00:00 October 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 [...]

A Message of Support to the Tree of Life Community

2018-10-31T19:06:31+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR|

Across the Puget Sound ESD agency, we send our support and prayers to those impacted by the horrific event that took place on Saturday, October 27th at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During this time of turmoil, we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and with all communities of faith. As an [...]

Early Learning Support from Congressman Adam Smith

2018-10-19T21:11:43+00:00 October 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 [...]

Washington Educational Research Association Winter Conference

2018-10-17T20:38:53+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: Admin, Events|

Registration for the Washington Educational Research Association Winter Conference is now open! The theme this year for the WERA/OSPI Annual Conference is "Disrupting the Status Quo: Ensuring Equity, Engagement and Achievement for All Washington Learners." The conference will include: two nationally known keynote speakers (Dr. Adeyemi "Yemi" Stembridge & Dr. John B. King, Jr.) a [...]

DiscoverU Presents: College Gear Day!

2018-10-15T23:17:31+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Admin, Communications & PR|

PSESD staff members wore their college gear in full force in support of DiscoverU’s 2018 Week of College and Career Exploration! DiscoverU focuses on cultivating awareness around college and careers to encourage students to start planning for life beyond high school. Throughout the week of college and career exploration, educators are encouraged to engage youth in exploring [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2018-10-13T17:27:16+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Admin, Communications & PR, New Employees|

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at the PSESD! From left to right Back Row: Lynette Rosin, Transportation Manager, Transportation Stefan Hargrove, Behavior & Education Support Specialist, ReLife Chris Dickson, Behavior & Education Support Specialist, ReLife Dee Thierry, Executive Assistant, Workers’ Compensation Trust Front row: Magaly Ortiz de Castilla, Family Support Specialist, [...]