Saying Farewell to Aurora Huerta

2018-05-14T15:56:32+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|Tags: , , |

Saying Farewell to Aurora Huerta Dear Colleagues - It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce the retirement of Aurora Huerta – after 23 years of service!   The nice part about retiring is that she will have lots of time to spend with her husband, who will soon join her in retirement, and her [...]

Celebrate Dr. Laura Lynn, Monday, April 30!

2018-04-21T00:00:55+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Categories: Admin|

Laura’s Loving Leadership Please join us to celebrate Laura as she transitions to a new role as program supervisor with OSPI’s Office of Native Education. Laura’s contributions to our agency and the children, families and communities we serve are significant, and we are glad she will continue to share her gifts statewide. 3:00-4:00pm LTFS Library [...]

Save the Date: All Staff Celebration, June 15!

2018-05-16T22:48:06+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: All Staff Events|Tags: , , |

Join us on Friday, June 15 from 11:30am-3:30pm for the All Staff Celebration! This year's theme is "Let's Make an Opportunity!" and we are so excited to get the agency together for what is guaranteed to be a fun afternoon! This celebration will take place at the Renton Pavilion (233 Burnett Ave S, Renton, WA [...]

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

2018-04-11T15:11:46+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Admin|Tags: , , , |

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (TODASTWD) is nationally celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of April, and this year it lands on April 26th. Based on staff feedback of multiple program events taking place during this time of the year, the TODASTWD Committee is actively planning PSESD’s sponsored event for later [...]

Redefining Your Relationship With Conflict

2018-04-03T22:31:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: LTFS, Special Services|

Professional Development Opportunities Special Services offers a varied assortment of professional development opportunities to meet the needs of educators and administrators of students with disabilities.  Topics change from year to year to incorporate new innovative research-based practices. Sign up for Redefining Your Relationship to Conflict  May 21, 2018 • 9 AM – 3 PM • $75 • Greg Abell [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2018-04-02T21:05:42+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: New Employees|Tags: , |

We would like to extend a welcome to our newest hires here at PSESD! From left to right: Janine Thorn (Communications Director; Communications, Public Relations and Government Relations), Nikkia McCormick (Claims Specialist; WCT-UP) and Charlotte Heller (Behavior & Education Support Specialist; LTFS –  ReLife).

Dr. Marion Smith, Jr. Joins the Board of Directors on the Black Education Strategy Roundtable

2018-04-02T21:01:46+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , |

Dr. Marion Smith, Jr., Director of K-12 Learning, Leadership & Student Success here at the PSESD recently joined the Board of Directors for the Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR). BESR is the only Washington state-based organization with a specific focus on the education of Black/African American students. Through advocacy in coalition with others around the [...]

Join the Whole Health Committee at PSESD!

2018-04-05T17:40:29+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Whole Health Committe|Tags: , , , |

The Whole Health Committee is excited to announce the development of a new structure to better serve the Agency's wellness and benefits. The Committee now consists of two subgroups: The Wellness Group and The Benefits Group. The Wellness Group will concentrate on health-related events to promote staff well-being, while the Benefits Group will make benefits [...]

Announcing pdEnroller, PSESD’s new Registration Management and Clock Hour System!

2018-03-20T19:29:50+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Admin, Clock Hours|

Announcing pdEnroller, PSESD’s new Registration Management and Clock Hour System! pdEnroller was developed by ESD 112 with a vision of having all nine ESDs and OSPI use the program for their professional development registration and clock hour management. Puget Sound ESD will launch pdEnroller on psesd.org on April 2, 2018. The week prior to the launch [...]