The School Board unanimously voted to appoint Azeb Hagos as the new director representing District 5. District 5 includes Des Moines and part of SeaTac.
School Board members cited her experience as a school counselor and her long-term commitment to the school board among their reasons for selecting her.
Azeb has a kindergarten student in Highline and stated in her interview that she intends to be involved in our schools "for a long time." She also spoke about her experience growing up in an immigrant family new to the U.S.
Azeb holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and serves as a counselor in Federal Way Public Schools. Her experience includes 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.
Azeb will be sworn in as a director at the June 1 school board meeting.