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

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


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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.

Sarah Gasamis

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....

Callan Jansen

Callan Jansen has gone above and beyond supporting teachers, students and his 1:1 student during the pandemic. Callan's work ethic, flexibility and the role he has filled during this unprecedented time deserves recognition!

Brian Cebe

HVAC Lead Brian Cebe has put in long hours and overtime, leading his HVAC trained team to ensure all learning and work spaces provide adequate ventilation. 

Rick Healy | Maintenance Supervisor | Facilities

Maintenance Supervisor Rick Healy has been responsible for the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools and worksites across the district and well as ensuring (and assisting) that each classroom has the needed six feet of distance. Rick's commitment to student and staff safety comes through in all aspects of his work.

High Fives

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. 

Katie Utesch

Katie is a magical unicorn of a mentor who selflessly takes new teachers under her wing to provide mentorship and instill confidence in their teaching practice. In true teacher fashion, Katie mentors new teachers throughout the school year by using the “I do! We do! You do!” model in all content areas, and in doing so, fosters an inclusive team environment where asking questions, giving positive feedback and advocacy of ourselves and our students are the norm.