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  
  • Justin Beals | Tech Services

    Justin brings a calm persistence to his work that exemplifies what it takes to make a difference in the long haul, and it has a major impact on our ability to serve our students.

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  • Office Staff | Midway Elementary

    The Midway Office Staff Team is full of hard workers! This year, there was a spike in enrollment. Within two weeks, staff worked to enroll and welcome more than 110 new families.

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  • Dave Duchemin | Mechanic | Transportation

    Dave is exactly the kind of mechanic you want working on school buses. He is sharp at diagnosing problems, detail oriented, a stickler for safety, and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Dave is a great mechanic with an unsurpassed attention to the safety and overall condition of our fleet of buses and support vehicles.

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  • Brandie Hicks | IEP Case Manager | New Start

    Brandie is an IEP case manager for offsite alternative programs as well as Learning Center North and New Start High School. Brandie is always up for the challenge to find options for students to complete their graduation requirements, and she also manages the contract work for New Start.

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  • Brian Tinsley | Assistant Principal | Mount View Elementary

    Brian is a committed educator that brings a wealth of experience to his position. In particular, his expertise and advocacy for students who receive special services has increased staff awareness as to a shared responsibility for all students. He has a quest for knowledge and wants to learn as much as he can every day in order to improve his efficacy as an administrator.

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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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