Cascade creates responsible, lifelong learners in a safe and respectful environment where all are inspired to excel, value their community, and celebrate diversity.


Dear Cascade families and community members,

I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Cascade community as your principal. In the coming months, I look forward to meeting many of you and learning about your children. In my time in education, I have been a teacher in New Orleans and Seattle, and an administrator in Boston and most recently in Highline.

At Cascade, we are fortunate to have a student body that represents the diversity of White Center with over 20 languages spoken and many cultures represented. We have dedicated staff who work each and every day to provide an excellent education for our students.

Our mission at Cascade is to create responsible, lifelong learners in a safe and respectful environment where all are inspired to excel, value their community, and celebrate diversity. We have many programs at Cascade that support our mission: World Language, after school classes through Community Schools Collaboration, and robust professional development for our teachers across all subjects. I am excited to share that one way we are carrying out our mission this year is by becoming a Blended Learning school with more technology to help our teachers individualize their instruction. This means we can better support students who need extra help and we can push students who need extra challenge. Students will have more independence working with technology, and teachers will be freed up to provide more attention to small groups and individual students.

Your voice is critical in making our mission come alive at Cascade. We need your input and support. I encourage you to join me for monthly Coffee Chats with the Principal. Consult our Family Bulletins under the "News" section of our webpage and the calendar as well for additional activities and events at Cascade.  My door is always open, so feel free to stop by and introduce yourself anytime!

Here’s to a great year at Cascade!


Libby Debell (formerly Culclasure) 


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    A school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on February 10, 2015. After seeking community input following the November election, the school board voted December 17 to place a new bond measure on the February ballot.

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  • What You Need to Know About the Levy Renewal

    Voters will have an opportunity to renew their investment in Highline students and teachers in the next election. A three-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy renewal is one of two school funding measures on the February 10 ballot.

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  • Survey Results Show Strong Support for Bond

    Results from a recent online survey show staff, families, and the community are generally supportive of the bond package that was put to voters on last November's ballot. The bond fell less than one percentage point short of the 60 percent needed for passage.

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  • Foundation Awards $65,000+ in Excel Grants

    Teachers across the district are receiving extra support in their classrooms this month thanks to more than $65,000 in grants from the Highline Schools Foundation. The Foundation awarded 89 Excel Grants to teachers and programs across the district in December.

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  • Introducing Coding to the Classroom

    More than 6,000 Highline students in grades K-12 participated in Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer programming, commonly called coding.

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Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. A bond measure that addresses these issues was on the November ballot. Learn more about the election here. Help us build for tomorrow, today.

Highline Public Schools has a new video that illustrates our bold goals for students. The animated five-minute video follows a family on Highline's "path to success," telling the story without a single word.