Ducky Awards

The Ducky Awards is Superintendent Susan Enfield's fun way of recognizing teachers and staff for going above and beyond to advance Highline’s promise of knowing every student by name, strength and need.
To nominate a colleague at any time throughout the year, send an email to Superintendent Enfield with the name of the individual and a brief paragraph on how he or she is going above and beyond to deliver on our promise of knowing every student by name, strength and need. 
Below is an archive of Ducky Award recipients.  Click on the month to read more about each award recipient's dedication to Highline students.
Ducky Awards  
  • Kyle Moor | Social Worker | Secondary Alternative Programs

    Kyle plans time to get to know students by name, strength, and need at the Learning Center each week. He gives his undivided attention when listening to students, and his first priority is their safety and well-being. Kyle pushes the team to think outside the box on their ability to support students. His stand on any issue is always directly aligned with a student’s best interest.

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  • Joanne Glasgow | Librarian | Evergreen Campus

    Joanne works tirelessly to promote reading at her high school campus. This school year, she is one of 100 recipients of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Library Grants for $1000 to purchase STEM materials to support students reading below grade level. Joanne is one dedicated librarian making a difference one grant and one student at a time. Thank you, Joanne!

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  • Peggy Dunlap & Jacqueline Faundez | Paraeducators | Cedarhurst Elementary

    Jacqueline’s experience in Highline began as a Spanish-speaking parent volunteer who worked her way to becoming an amazingly effective ELL tutor—and a fierce, loving advocate for students and families. Before she returns to Chile, she requested a Ducky award for her co-worker Peggy Dunlap. Peggy works with quiet, generous dedication, underpinning her instruction with life lessons and support for students in need. Thank you, Peggy and Jacqueline!

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  • Justin Williams | Paraeducator | White Center Heights Elementary

    Justin uses his head, his heart, and his many talents to help the students and staff at White Center Heights! He runs the Check-in/Check-out program, serves on the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports team, manages the computer lab, solves technology issues at school, and has embraced the role of head lunchroom monitor.

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  • Kimberly Glusick | ELL Teacher | Sylvester Middle School

    Is there anything Kim can’t do? She is Sylvester’s lead ELL teacher, coaches girls and boys soccer, is National Board Certified, and is attending classes to receive administrative certification. Her positive attitude and inpiring actions have earned her a reputation as Sylvester’s biggest cheerleader for students and staff. Go, Kim!

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  • June 2016 Ducky Awards

    Libby DeBell, Principal, Cascade Middle School
    Jamie Peek, Lead Custodian, Evergreen Campus
    Alexa Wayman, Student Re-engagement Counselor, Connection Center
    Tyler Ashby, ILC Teacher, Health Sciences & Human Services High School
    Andrea Haisch, Kindergarten Teacher, Marvista Elementary
    Beth Stimson, Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) Assistant

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  • May 2016 Ducky Awards

    Ed Vigil, Safety & Security Officer
    Naomi Fair, Teacher, McMicken Heights Elementary
    Tiffany Wallace, Psychologist, Cascade Middle School
    Rachel Jones, Paraeducator, Pacific Middle School
    Dave Estes, Assistant Principal/Director, Puget Sound Skills Center

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  • April 2016 Ducky Awards

    Kim Tracy, Teacher, Cascade Middle School
    Maureen Roe, Paraeducator, Parkside Elementary
    Kim Meschter, Librarian, Chinook Middle School
    Cathy Reinsel-Torres, ILC Teacher, North Hill Elementary
    Robin Lamoureux, Principal, Parkside Elementary

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  • March 2016 Ducky Awards

    Emily Manalisay, Lead Custodian, Chinook Middle School
    Wesley Smith, Reading & Math Interventionist, McMicken Heights Elementary
    Rocio Ceja, ELL Tutor, Cedarhurst Elementary
    Chad Kodama, Assistant Principal, Cedarhurst Elementary
    Juan Lozano, Teacher, Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment
    Isuzu Niizuma Arambula, District Ombudsman, Central Office

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  • February 2016 Ducky Awards

    Debra Craig, ILC Paraeducator, Cascade Middle School
    Camille Churchill, Family Advocate, GLEA Program, White Center Heights Elementary
    Nicole Isernio, Kindergarten Teacher, Bow Lake Elementary
    Yana Aronova, Math Teacher, Highline High School
    Jami Haskin, Resource Manager; Kevin Tatum, Warehouse Manager; Sandy Jacobson, Science Materials Technician; Instruction and Innovation
    Bernard Koontz, Language Learning and Teacher Development Executive Director, Central Office

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  • January 2016 Ducky Awards

    Lisa Foote, Social Worker, Mount Rainier Service Area and Woodside Site
    Karen Boucher, Literacy Coach, Cascade Middle School
    Yadira Rosales, Bilingual Paraeducator/Family Liaison, Arts & Academics Academy
    Anissa Sharratt, Manager, Connection Center
    Frank Cantwell, Assistant Principal, CHOICE Academy
    Michael Sita, Principal, New Start, CHOICE Academy, and Alternative Programs

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