Theda Hiranaka is a gem of an employee and a super star at Raisbeck Aviation High School. Theda joined the school at its’ inception in 2004 as a parent volunteer and quickly endeared herself to the staff. By 2007 she was hired on as an employee and has been making a positive impact on students, families and the school culture.
Celebrating Our Outstanding Staff
The Ducky Awards is Superintendent Susan Enfield's fun way of recognizing staff for going above and beyond to advance Our Promise of knowing every student by name, strength and need. To nominate a colleague, send an email to Superintendent Enfield with the name of the individual and a brief paragraph on how they deliver on our promise.
No event or project is too big or too complicated for Aileen Velasquez-Soto! From CollegeCon to working with families on financial aid, to high school graduation ceremonies, Aileen always puts students first, she seeks input, and maintains a positive attitude.
Tiffany Baisch has always been a very dedicated and hard-working member of the Communications Team, but for the past 15 months since the pandemic hit, her work ethic has been off the charts.
Shorewood Librarian Sarah Gasamis often goes above and beyond. Here's the story of just one example of how she went to great lengths to put a book, that the library didn't even own earlier that day, into the hands of a student learning from home a short time after learning he wanted to read it....
Highline High Fives are a way for our staff to celebrate each other. Do you have a colleague who goes above and beyond? Or do you know a team or department who deserves some extra recognition? Show them some appreciation by nominating them for a Highline High Five. We'll post your nominations right here on our staff kudos page.
Laura and Bianca have been so helpful helping me navigate maternity leave options and benefits.
[Casie Kuehl and Fia Faitala] make our school so beautiful and bright. They are hard at work everyday with smiles on their faces. We feel so blessed with two very dedicated employees
Thank you, Susan, for being a true team player!
"Ana has shown an incredible resilience in learning new platforms while continuing to cultivate a positive and inclusive learning environment while teaching remotely...."