Puget Sound Educational Service District

Leadership and service for early learning and K-12 education

Puget Sound ESD sets outcomes or "Ends" annually. These Ends guides our work on behalf of the educational communities we serve. Our over-arching End is to create conditions favorable to educational communities to achieve success for all students. We serve over 386,000 students in the counties of King, Pierce and Kitsap (Bainbridge Island).

Oral Histories from Puget Sound ESD

Elected positions

Anne Moldrem, early PS ESD board member, was elected in a general election in 1970 and served until 2000.

Early meetings in the hospital

Anne Moldrem, early PS ESD board member, remembers the early ISD offices in the old Orthopedic Hospital on Queen Anne Hill.

Two boards and two superintendents

Anne Moldrem, early PS ESD board member, remembers the consolidation of the King and Pierce county ISDs.

Don’t give your opinion too soon

Anne Moldrem, early PS ESD board member, gives advice on how to chair a meeting.

Anne now gives her opinion

Anne Moldrem, early ESD board member, describes the first three superintendents of PS ESD.

Mom and pop store at first

Monte Bridges, Superintendent of PS ESD, shares how PS ESD started out quite small and now serves 400,000 students and is a leader in programs such as early learning education.

Better leverage

Superintendent of PS ESD Monte Bridges states his biggest challenge is helping very large school districts better leverage their education dollars with cost-effective innovative partnerships.

Bigger can be better

Monte Bridges, Superintendent of PS ESD, discusses how an ESD can help and support large school districts through cooperative purchasing and sharing resources.

Social entrepreneurialism

Monte Bridges, Superintendent of PS ESD, discusses their efforts to help school districts with innovative programs and services in early learning and poverty.