We are pleased to announce that Vanessa Banner has been selected as the new principal for Pacific Middle School staring July 1. Vanessa is currently principal at Technology, Engineering & Communications High School on the Evergreen Campus.
Mission Statement: Pacific Middle School expects academic achievement, celebrates diversity, and promotes self-discipline and community responsibility.
June 28, 2017
Dear Pacific Families:
I am pleased to announce that Superintendent Enfield has appointed Vanessa Banner as the next principal of Pacific Middle School.
Ms. Banner reflects many of the characteristics identified by staff and families as important in a new leader. She is a clear and transparent communicator; she is committed to collaboration and shared leadership; she is culturally responsive to all cultures and ethnicities; and she is a relationship-builder.
Ms. Banner has many years of experience at the middle school level as an assistant principal, teacher, AVID coordinator, and athletic coach. Since 2014, Ms. Banner has served at TEC High School on the Evergreen campus. At 87 percent, TEC has the highest graduation rate of any high school in Highline.
Ms. Banner will begin as Pacific principal on July 1. Please welcome her to Pacific.
District leadership and the Highline Education Association (HEA) have agreed on a calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes.
Highline high schools will stay on the current six-period semester schedule for the time being. Like many other districts, the district was considering a new schedule starting in September 2018 to accommodate new state graduation requirements.