Director of Social-Emotional Learning Doug Judge goes above and beyond. He ensures schools feel supported, have access to SEL resources and professional development, and receive SEL/behavior coaching and supports. He does all of this in a way that is most effective and tailored to each schools' strengths and needs. His passion for SEL and the well-being of both adults and students is evident.
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.
Mary Orozco from Language Learning has done an excellent job this year facilitating the World Language Credit by Proficiency test. Each year the coordination has been more efficient.
Jason Kellogg has provided outstanding support this year as a tier II technician for the Department of Technology Services. Jason serves multiple schools and is always quick to jump in to support teachers and students.
Sissy Stanton deserves a Ducky Award! Last summer she moved 26 classrooms herself! Every advisor needed to move rooms as they prepared for adding two 6th-grade advisories.
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.
Gyzzelle is always able to lend a helping hand, offer strong suggestions and remain calm for every event. Gyzelle approaches situations with kindness and respect. Whenever possible, she willingly adjust her schedule to support students, families and staff by providing translation at meetings.
James Dyer is an amazing secondary peer mentor and is an essential part of what makes Highline’s mentoring program so successful. He is known for his positive strength-based support of early career educators and their students.
As a peer mentor, Barbara works closely with first-year teachers to provide comprehensive support through the challenges and triumphs of the first-year journey. Her expertise, compassion and communication skills are valued by those that she supports. In addition to her amazing work with early career teachers, Barbara has been the backbone of the Highline National Board Candidates support system.
I want to give a Highline High Five to Jackie Bryan for her amazing work on the 2020-21 budget and continuous support of her budget team. Her support and knowledge are extremely valuable and essential to the success of the team.