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

Office Hours:

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

Policy & Strategy


The Policy & Strategy Department works closely with schools, departments, senior leadership and the School Board to provide timely support and information around topics such as creation, implementation and interpretation of Board policies and Superintendent procedures; legislative priorities; public records; general legal questions; and strategy development, including projects such as the strategic plan.


Team Members

Holly Ferguson, Chief Policy & Strategy Officer


As the district's Chief Policy & Strategy Officer, Holly works closely with the School Board and provides strategic thought partnership to schools and departments.

Holly received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, and her law degree from Willamette University College of Law. Holly joined Highline Public Schools in 2013, after 11 years with Seattle Public Schools.

Michelle Terry

Michelle Terry, Public Records Officer


Serving as the Public Records Officer for the district since 2016, Michelle established procedures for timely responding to and fulfilling public records requests electronically. After successfully serving the United States Courts for nearly 30 years, Michelle knew that focusing on a second career in education would be especially rewarding. Michelle attended Highline Community College and received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal.