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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

Duckies

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.

Claudia Conroy

Midway Kindergarten Teacher Claudia Conroy has gone above and beyond. Claudia hand delivered school material packets to her students. She went to the food bank for families who are not able to go because of health conditions or documentation status. She applied for and received a $1000 grant to help her students. Not only is she teaching her own class, but she is partnering with another teacher to cover a class for a teacher on maternity leave. And there's more....

Kerry Clark

Seahurst Teacher Kerry Clark is a teacher who embodies Highline's mission in every aspect of her practice. Everything she implements in her classroom structures and instructional strategies is a result of knowing her students by name, strength and need. Kerry goes out of her way to build relationships with families and to make certain there is a holistic force wrapping around each of her students.

Andres Reyes

Safety and Security Officer Andres Reyes continuously goes above and beyond expectations, taking his role of keeping people safe in schools very seriously, all while maintaining and building solid relationships with students, staff and the community. 

Daniela Laureano Francisco

Tyee Family Liaison Daniela Laureano Francisco is a phenomenal support for students and families at Tyee High School. As a Family Liaison, she provides guidance to students and families navigating a new school system and new culture. She builds authentic relationships with students and staff. Daniela is a wonderful advocate for the unique and specific needs with which our students come to school. It is a privilege to work with Daniela who is committed to bettering our community. 

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. 

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Lisa, Ingebjorg and Alexa are each amazing counselors who serve and support the students in their grade levels, as well as their teachers and families. Not only do they get to know students by name, strength and need, the deep, meaningful relationships they build open dialogue for students to share about their most intimate, vulnerable emotions and experiences.

Phoebe Thompson

I am so grateful for Phoebe's desire to wrap around staff at our school and extend her energy to ensure that they are supported. She always has an encouraging word for others and goes out of her way to make certain they hear the hope she has to share.

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The Seahurst paraeducator team has left me in awe time and again this school year. With everything that has shifted due to COVID, this team has rebounded with flexibility and positivity in the face of so many changes.