Enterprise Project Management Office

​​​​Cass Tang,
EPMO Director

Achievement through Innovation

The Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) plays a vital role in Tacoma Public Schools' District-wide strategic initiatives by providing project management expertise, coaching, and training for those who manage initiatives with a disciplined and proven methodology.

As a team-based process, Project Management... 

  • Cultivates innovation by collaborating with community members and schools to pilot new ideas;
  • Supports financial sustainability by enabling projects to be completed successfully;
  • Provides an opportunity for continuous improvement by measuring and monitoring results toward District goals. 

Please contact us with your ideas, questions. and comments.


Highlighting student mastery and growth

 The Student Success Dashboard will embody student's individual successes, academically and non-academically during their K-12 career and as they prepare for life beyond the twelfth grade.  Students will understand how individual achievements grow upon each other and can see individual trends in areas such as academics, social and emotional learning and extra-curricular activities.  This grant funded effort through the Stuart Foundation will be built to increase student engagement and foster communication and collaboration between students, teachers, parents, principals and administrators. 


Creating a staffed clinic for student access to health services

Oakland School-based Health Clinic  is a concept in preliminary stages to pilot a school-based health center that provides primary care and mental health services for students and onsite daycare attendees.  This partnership includes Tacoma Public Schools, MultiCare Health Systems, Pacific Lutheran University and Communities in Schools.


Fitness, education and health improves student achievement

Thrive at Jason Lee is a new innovative school.  Classrooms are active rigorous and fun places to learn.  The EPMO helps navigate implementation of the school within a school in collaboration with the principal through policies, approvals, staffing, and budgeting,

Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning 

Portable computing devices and software are used by teachers, students and parents in schools, in the home, and in libraries.  Offering digital learning resources helps students develop technological skills and be prepared to enter the workforce once they complete their schooling.  The EPMO provides structure to implementing innovation at all levels.

Enrollment2.pngEnrollment Services 

The enrollment process will become more transparent and easily understood by our community.  The EPMO partners with the Enrollment Department to replace manual enrollment with automation including general enrollment and choice transfers.