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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Capital Construction

206-631-7500

Rod Sheffer

Rod Sheffer, Executive Director

Email: rod.sheffer@highlineschools.org

Rod oversees the Capital Planning and Construction Department. He provides students and staff with environments that support learning and are safe, attractive and efficient through the development and implementation of a long-range capital facilities master plan. He has been with Highline Public Schools for 43 years.

Diana Garcia

Diana Garcia, Director of Education Specification and Transition Planning for New Construction

Email: diana.garcia@highlineschools.org

Diana oversees the project planning and construction of Glacier Middle School, Highline High School, Des Moines Elementary and the renovation of the Olympic Interim School.  Diana oversees planning for enrollment, communications and facilities for the transition of sixth grade to middle school.

Kelly Tumelson

Kelly Tumelson, Project Manager

Email: kelly.tumelson@highlineschools.org

Kelly manages, supervises and coordinates Capital Construction projects in compliance with state bid laws and district policies. Kelly has served Highline Public Schools for 28 years.

Gordon Ericksen

Gordon Ericksen, Small Works & Special Project Manager

Email: gordon.ericksen@highlineschools.org

Gordon manages, supervises and coordinates Capital Construction projects in compliance with state bid laws and district policies. He has been serving Highline Public Schools for 4 years.

  

Rhonda Lopez, Project Coordinator

Email: rhonda.lopez@highlineschools.org

Rhonda is responsible for assisting the executive director and project managers with various project-related duties. She assists in procurement of FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment), bid-opening process and document review. Rhonda initiates contracts and purchase orders and processes invoices for payment. 

Katherine Kitts

Katherine Kitts, Executive Assistant

Email: katherine.kitts@highlineschools.org

Katherine works with multiple groups and agencies, including architects, consultants, insurance brokers, contractors, various municipalities, jurisdictions, state agencies and legal counsels to support the Capital Facilities Improvement Plan Construction Projects. Katherine also manages property agreements and historical real estate property documents.