Farewell and Good Luck to Communications Coordinator, Kasey High!

2018-07-18T15:31:12+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , |

After almost 10 years at the Puget Sound ESD, we bid farewell to our Communications Coordinator, Kasey High. Kasey's work has been invaluable to the PSESD (from his start in Facilities to his stellar work on the Communications team) and, while we are sad to see him go, we are excited for his new opportunity [...]

Welcome Our 2017-18 Leaders in Training (LIT) Interns to the PSESD!

2018-07-13T17:53:54+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Leaders in Training (LIT)|Tags: , , |

Please welcome our 2017-18 Leaders in Training (LIT) interns to PSESD! These fantastic 10th-12th graders are working with various departments in PSESD's Renton office through the summer, as well as in our Expanded Learning program and in Highline Public School's summer learning program. You will see students around the building--please introduce yourself and help them [...]

Data Coaching for Equity Training, August 1-2

2018-07-10T20:05:58+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|Tags: , , |

Join us Data Coaching for Equity Training August 1-2, 2018, 9AM - 4PM! In this two-day session, participants will build knowledge and skills for supporting racial equity-focused data conversations. Time together will focus on learning about and practicing to support teams in each stage of the cycle of inquiry and action, and strategies to bring [...]

American Fidelity & PSESD Bagels and Benefits!

2018-07-23T15:17:05+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Human Resources & Organizational Development|Tags: , , |

Join us for breakfast and learn about the benefits of participating in our ESD’s Section 125 Plan. With this plan, you may reduce your taxes and increase your spendable income.  American Fidelity will be hosting breakfast and informational meetings this summer. We encourage everyone to join us! You can also schedule your short, one-on-one appointment [...]

Join the All Staff Planning Committee!

2018-06-28T18:04:02+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: All Staff Events|Tags: , , |

Are you interested in helping plan the All Staff events for the 2018-19 school year? We would love your help! This committee meets 6 times per year (2 times before each All Staff event), and you are not required to be at every meeting. However, we do want you to attend as many as you [...]

Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2018-06-18T20:29:16+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: New Employees|Tags: , |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at the PSESD! From left to right: Nancy Lee (Payroll Coordinator), Alexandra Clifthorne (Senior Coordinator, Consultant - Mental Health), Diana Clark (HR Business Partner), Patricia Gilson (Mentor Teacher), Jonisha Hall (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist), and Kiara Buechler (HR Business Partner).

Proposed 2018-19 Budget: Investing in Our END: Agency Budget 101

2018-06-06T17:38:28+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Admin|

We have heard feedback that employees would like to learn more about the budget process, and all of the different pieces that go into it – from our indirect rates, to COLAs, to “Core” allocations.  To start this dialogue, Irina Minasova, Director of Business Services, and I are offering two Info Sessions in the coming [...]

New Canvas Painting at WCCW Early Head Start

2018-06-01T20:38:02+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: WCCW|Tags: , , , |

Joel Ryan recently developed a class at the University of Washington called The Residential Parenting Program at Purdy (ECFS) 495 that focuses on our Early Head Start Site at WCCW. At the end of the class the students were required to produce a final project of their choice. One student put together a canvas painting [...]

Not just Sign Language: Engaging with a Co-worker who is DeafBlind on June 13

2018-05-31T00:25:44+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Admin, Events|

"Not just Sign Language: Engaging with a Co-worker who is DeafBlind." Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) A program of LTFS at PSESD   Date: Wed., June 13, Chinook Room (PSESD) Time: 11 am-12:30 pm Presenters: WSDS Staff and Debra Kahn This summer, WSDS will have a new co-worker joining us. Debra is DeafBlind, and uses [...]