Puget Sound Transformational Collaborative
The Puget Sound Transformational Collaborative (PSTC) launched in June 2020 in response to the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and the magnification of institutional racism with the objective of transforming educational conditions for Black and Brown students and families.
Hosted at the Puget Sound Educational Services District, the collaborative brings together community, district, and educational leaders across King & Pierce counties to pursue four opportunity areas to improve the wellbeing and educational experiences of the Black and Brown youth, families, and educators in our communities.
June 2020 – October 2020
We built the foundations for a strong and healthy collaborative + collectively identified opportunity areas for supporting Black & Brown youth, families and educators.
November 2020 – March 2021
Continued to strengthen relationships; identified and discussed regional bright spots in 4 opportunity areas; created a PSTC Playbook of collaborative recommendations around these opportunity areas for the wellbeing of our youth, families and educators.
September 2021 – June 2022
Continue building our collaborative community; thought partner with district teams to achieve Playbook-related district goals.
September 2021 – June 2022
Phase Three of work will build on our learning and action so far. We are especially excited to support our districts in goals that align with our Playbook recommendations. We are inviting up to 4 district teams (of 2-3 members each) to join us in pursuit of district goals tied to one of the 4 opportunity areas identified above and fleshed out in more detail in the playbook.
The collaborative will meet twice a month and include dedicated time for district teams to share progress, learning, and action planning and to engage in thought partnership, consultation, and learning with community leaders, families, educational experts and other district teams.
The collaborative will also dedicate time to strengthening trusting relationships and sustaining healthy partnerships. Finally, we will provide resources, professional development, and capacity-building opportunities to support participants in their goals that aim for Black and Brown youth, families, and educators in our region to thrive.
As part of this work, and to ensure we keep learning and action visible, we will work with district teams to develop measures of progress to monitor impact. Last but not least, the collaborative will implement and amplify a communication plan to distribute the Playbook, share progress and learnings, and demonstrate how collaboratives like the PSTC can support local and regional change.
Consultation, coaching & thought partnership from:
- Parent, youth and community leaders across the region
- Community-Based Organization leaders
- Educator/Leaders from PSESD in areas of Learning, Teaching & Family Support, Equity in Education & Learning, and Early Learning.
- District and school building leaders
Dedicated capacity-building, professional development & support in key playbook areas:
- Racially equitable policy-practice connections
- Youth of Color leadership and voice
- Family-school partnerships
- Systems to support thriving Educator Leaders of Color
Parent Advocate & RAC Leader
Parent Advocate & Community Leader
SPEB Community & Family
South King County Discipline
PSTC Meeting Archives
Representative Advisory Committee (RAC)