Stories Across the Agency: A Farewell Tribute to Nikum Pon

2019-03-26T20:43:25+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence, Stories Across the Agency|Tags: , |

For the past three years Nikum Pon, Director of Equity in Education at PSESD, has touched the lives of countless people through his work. Leading by example, Nikum has modeled ways to apply theory to practice to ensure that our agency and our partners have the tools necessary to support racially equitable and culturally responsive [...]

Farewell and Good Luck to Executive Director of Equity in Education, Melia LaCour!

2018-12-11T19:47:02+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR, Staff Spotlight|Tags: , |

It is with heavy heart that we bid farewell to Puget Sound ESD's Executive Director of Equity in Education, Melia LaCour. Melia will be leaving the agency at the end of December to pursue her own business that includes working with other ESD's, writing professionally and racial healing work along with other creative projects that [...]

Upcoming National Equity Conferences

2018-03-15T20:05:06+00:00February 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 [...]

A Conversation with Dr. John B. King, Jr.

2017-03-06T15:01:26+00:00March 4th, 2017|Categories: ELA / Literacy|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Marion Smith, Jr. (right) Director K-12 Learning, Leadership & Student Success is at the AASA National Conference on Education in New Orleans (March 2-4, 2017). Dr. Smith had the opportunity to have a great conversation about politics, education, racial equity and leadership with former U.S. Secretary of Education under President Obama, Dr. John B. [...]

The Pon Family in Cambodia

2017-01-17T18:55:47+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence|Tags: , , |

Back in November, Nikum Pon (Directory, Equity in Education) and his family spent several weeks volunteering at an orphanage in his native Cambodia. This trip was the first of many they will be making there as they lay the groundwork to provide education opportunities to the young residents and help them prepare for life after [...]