System and School Improvement


Welcome to System and School Improvement at Puget Sound Educational Service District (Puget Sound ESD). In collaboration with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Office of System and School Improvement (OSSI), we partner with OSPI school leadership and instructional coaches to support approximately 264 state-identified Schools for Improvement.

Our Core Work: To improve educator and school leader practice through the development of courageous leadership and transformational teaching for learning, anchored in leading for and with racial equity, resulting in improved student achievement. To accomplish our Core Work, we work with school leadership teams to:

  • Examine ways they may effectively increase educator capacity, improve student achievement, and close opportunity and achievement gaps

Regional Outreach

Twice a year, we convene district and school leadership teams from all 35 school districts within the Puget Sound ESD service area for a day of professional learning. These meetings are designed to deepen participant understanding of regional initiatives and supports, and how these relate to the work of serving identified schools.

Fall Outreach: October 16, 23 and 28, 2019

Spring Outreach | Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) & Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF): To be determined

Professional Learning Opportunities

A list of targeted professional learning opportunities and technical assistance (Menu of Services) provided by Puget Sound ESD available to state-identified Priority & Focus schools:

  • Highly Capable Network
  • Math Support
  • Racial Equity
  • Safety Services
  • Special Education
  • WaKIDS & Full Day Kindergarten

Additional Resources and Supports

Looking for additional resources? Visit the OSPI Office of System and School Improvement webpage:

Click here to check out the Street Data Resource Repository!


Anthony Brown | Director
System and School Improvement