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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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
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
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