The Ducky Awards is Superintendent Susan Enfield's fun way of recognizing teachers and 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 he or she is going above and beyond to deliver on our promise.
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!
Highline High Fives are a way for our staff to celebrate each other. Do you have a colleague who goes above and beyond? Do you have a coworker 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 on staff kudos page.
"I could write a book with all of the ways Peggy has impacted the students at Southern Heights. She knows all of our students so well. She also vounteers with her husband Mike at local soup kitchens and food banks." - Janie Brown
"SamSam has such a beautiful way of talking to and inspiring kids! She knows how to say things to make them feel both accountable and valued." - Camille Churchill
"Ms. Whitney joined the Southern Heights team this school year and hit the ground running in two new positions! Ms. Whitney works collaboratively with teachers and paras to implement small group instruction, and enhanced supports for language learners." - Andrea Smith
"Amela is amazing. She digs into her work with passion, purpose, flexibility, incredible attention to detail, and a willingness to jump in whenever she is needed." - Angela Burgess
"Mia is a wonderful teacher and an amazing individual. My daughter, Arieana, looks forward to going to school each day, and always comes home happy. This is all due to Mia's dedication and mentorship of my daughter." - Jeni Jones, parent