Teacher of the Year Nominations Now Open

2018-02-06T17:57:51+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: LTFS|Tags: , |

Do you know a great teacher? A leader who inspires others? Nominate today for Teacher of the Year! Anyone can nominate a teacher. All you need is basic information about your nominee (job title, school, contact information) and a statement of nomination (no more than one page). For more information check out the OSPI Teacher of the [...]

Upcoming National Equity Conferences

2018-03-15T20:05:06+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|Tags: , , , |

Greetings from the Equity in Education Team! The coming year brings a number of national equity conferences you may be interested in attending. While two of them are in Detroit, the Race and Pedagogy Conference at UPS will take place right in our backyard! Please see the links below for more information. White Privilege Conference [...]

Trainings Through Lynda.com

2018-01-30T23:30:06+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Agency Technology, Human Resources & Organizational Development|

Did you know that as a PSESD employee, you have free access to the trainings on Lynda.com? Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. PSESD staff have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by [...]

Competency-Based Framework Update

2018-01-31T18:57:33+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|

What has occurred so far: Agency-wide and job-specific competencies are complete and have been promoted and communicated across the agency Utilized a transparent, and collaborative decision-making in keeping with Transforming Institutional Values(document & image) Conducted Listening sessions Facilitated brainstorming sessions Online surveys Staff and supervisor dialogue sessions Utilized the Racial Equity Tool Currently underway: Strategic [...]

Join the Authors of Why We Drop Out

2018-01-25T20:49:45+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, Puget Sound Coalition for College & Career Readiness|

Join the Authors of Why We Drop Out for an afternoon of discussion on pathways to leaving school. All are welcome to join us for this round table discussion on increasing graduation and postsecondary access with the authors of the book Why We Drop Out. The authors will be sharing their research and learning while facilitating a [...]

Join us for Picture Day at PSESD, 2/8!

2018-01-24T22:10:50+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR, Events|

Do you need a new photo for your Outlook, social media accounts or PSESD badge? The Communications Team will be hosting a picture day on Thursday, February 8 from 12:00-2:00pm. Visit us in the Cyprus Room on the 2nd floor to get your photograph taken! No reservations are needed. Just stop in when you are [...]

LIT Info Session, Jan. 23!

2018-01-22T19:48:02+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Admin|

Are you interested in the Leaders in Training (LIT) program? Are you interested in hosting an intern? Join us for a LIT Information Session on Tuesday, January 23rd from 3:00-4:00pm in the Puyallup Room! Hear from students about the impact of leaders in training Learn more about the supports for PSESD staff and interns Get [...]

2018 Winter All Staff Meeting – Survey

2018-01-22T20:31:11+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: All Staff Events, Communications & PR|Tags: , , |

First, we want to thank you for joining us for the 2018 Winter All Staff Meeting. We know everyone is busy, and we are happy to come together as a group to share our successes, as well as our goals and ambitions for the future here at PSESD. Pictures from the meeting may be found [...]

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 [...]