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  
  • Karen Berg | Paraeducator | Beverly Park Elementary

    “Miss Karen” brings a sense of humor and a big heart to Beverly Park. She sings songs and leads Seahawk cheers with the kindergarten students lining up before school. Thanks to her well-known love of the color purple, many students wear purple on Mondays to start their week out right. Karen is effective with students, a great team player, and a role model for students and staff. Thank you, Karen!

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  • Jackie Martinez | Attendance Specialist | Mount Rainier High School

    Jackie forges relationships with students who have challenges getting to school every day. She gets to the root of problems by building trust. She is a much-loved advisor to the Pacific Islander Club. Jackie created a scholarship last year in memory of her father Jack Enghusen. It provides funds to help student athletes play who are not able to afford ASB or participation fees. Jackie is a powerful example of how much we owe staff who know students by name, strength, and need, and then go above and beyond in meeting those needs.

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  • Gloria Cho | Kindergarten Teacher | Beverly Park Elementary

    Last fall Gloria received a student who was starting out his education journey with difficult behavior challenges. By the 100-day mark, she had marshalled every resource to help him become happy, successful, and excited about school. Her tenacity and unwillingness to give up on this child has paid off.

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  • 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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  • 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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