Come Say Farewell to Arts Impact on Tuesday, June 25

2019-06-25T15:03:06+00:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Arts Impact, Events|Tags: |

You're invited to a farewell celebration honoring the PSESD program Arts Impact on June 25 at Dogwood Cafe & Lounge (222 1st Ave S, Kent), from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you haven't heard, Arts Impact will be entering the next chapter of service by transitioning into a new nonprofit organization. Please come and enjoy [...]

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 Deputy Superintendent, Frank Ashby!

2018-12-11T19:38:51+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR, Staff Spotlight|Tags: , |

As this year comes to a close, Puget Sound ESD wants to wish a heartfelt farewell to our Deputy Superintendent, Frank Ashby. In his role as a Deputy Superintendent, and as a Board Director for the three years prior, Frank has been a tremendous leader and champion for Puget Sound ESD. The time has come [...]

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 [...]

Thank you, Braxton Kellogg!

2018-08-02T15:33:44+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Communications & PR|Tags: , |

Our dear Braxton Kellogg has decided to pursue a position with Seattle Public Schools, where he has always wanted to work, and will be leaving Puget Sound ESD.  We are so grateful to Braxton for his professionalism, leadership of and dedication to the 2018 All Staff Celebration, and support of government relations and agency marketing [...]

Farewell and Good Luck to Communications Coordinator, Kasey High!

2018-07-18T15:31:12+00:00July 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 [...]

Farewell, Jill Patnode!

2018-03-15T17:59:59+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: LTFS|Tags: |

Jill Patnode is leaving PSESD for an exciting new opportunity as the Thriving Schools Program Manager with Kaiser Permanente. Jill has been with PSESD for 15 years, and her dedication for the work and commitment to the Agency’s END has reached across the entire region and our agency. While we are sad to see her [...]