Puget Sound Educational Service District improves the quality, equity, and efficiency of educational programs through partnerships with K-12 education, early learning, higher education, and public and private organizations. Together, we:
Save schools money through regional efficiencies, centralized services, pooled resources to
- Improve the effectiveness of educational programs
- Deliver specialized services otherwise unavailable
- Provide leadership for innovative and effective educational practices
- Build networks and partnerships among districts and other agencies
- Link schools with regional, state and national educational resources
ReadyWA and PSESD believe teacher leadership is essential for successful, large-scale systemic change in education. ReadyWA and PSESD also believe that the use of social media is an effective means of helping to sustain systemic change in instructional practice.
Washington State Teacher Leaders are also hosting monthly Twitter chats using the #WATeachLead hashtag the second Sunday of every month at 7pm PST, and the #TPEPChat hashtag the fourth Sunday of every month at 7pm PST.
Superintendents Advocating for and Valuing Education
The superintendents of the 35 school districts and two tribal compact schools in King and Pierce counties and Bainbridge Island are united as SAVE - Superintendents Advocating and Valuing Education. The Puget Sound Educational Service District serves as the convener of SAVE. PSESD also convenes the district executives for communications, human resources, and business and operations.
Learn more at: https://districtexecutives.psesd.org/
Puget Sound College and Career Network
Puget Sound College and Career Network removes barriers so that students of color, first generation and students impacted by poverty in the Puget Sound region have the opportunity and support to access and obtain postsecondary credentials. We build regional capacity to increase equitable postsecondary readiness and completion across South King County by working with students, educators community organizations, schools, districts, colleges and state-level organizations to organize strategies, programming and supports.
Learn more at: psccn.org
Educators of Color Leadership Community
The Educators of Color Leadership Community (ECLC) is designed to support and retain educators of color through community building, culturally responsive mentoring and coaching and professional learning that builds on the strengths of educators of color.
For more information, please contact:
Equity Education Manager
P: (425) 917-7882
Safety and Threat Assessment Cooperatives
The PSESD Safety and Threat Assessment Cooperatives strengthen safety, social-emotional and threat assessment services in school communities across the region through high-quality training, networking and coordination opportunities that are culturally responsive and trauma-informed.
Learn more at: safety.psesd.org
Educare School of Greater Seattle is a comprehensive early learning program based in White Center, serving children from birth to age five who face barriers to accessing high-quality learning. Educare serves as a community hub and early learning knowledge model for our region.
Learn more at: educareseattle.org