Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Applicants for District 5 Board Seat to be Interviewed

Applicants for District 5 Board Seat to be Interviewed

Four candidates have applied for the open position on the Highline School Board representing District 5. School Board members are scheduled to vote to appoint one of the candidates at their May 18 meeting. The new board member will be sworn in at the June 1 school board meeting. 

The School Board will interview candidates on Wednesday, May 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. Interviews will be live-streamed on the School Board page of the school district webpage.

Community members will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the school board through the online forms below. 

The four applicants (in alphabetical order) are:

Hamdi Abdulle is the Executive Director of African Community Housing & Development, which is headquartered in SeaTac and runs education programs in partnership with several Highline schools. She is a former educator in both Somalia and the US, and holds degrees in education (with a focus on science education) and biology.

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Azeb Hagos holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and has served as a school counselor in K-12 for ten years. Azeb's experience includes working with multidisciplinary teams to build district-wide programs, teaching social-emotional skills to grades K-8, providing training on mental health to educational staff, and supporting students who are homeless or in foster care.

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Chad Harper has a Master of Arts in Teaching with a K-8 certificate. During his career as an educator, he has worked in high-needs, multicultural schools in Federal Way, Kent and Highline, teaching sixth-grade language arts, social studies, and health and serving two years as an elementary school librarian. He is currently a middle school librarian in Highline.

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Anna Lugo has served as a substitute office assistant, high school special education paraeducator, tutor for students learning English, and elementary and high school special education teacher. She cites organizational skills, team building experience, and a vision for bilingualism and/or multilingualism as contributions would bring to the school board.

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