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

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

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Superintendent Search

Search Process

After 10 years at Highline Public Schools, Superintendent Susan Enfield announced she will be leaving the district at the end of the 2021-22 school year. The Board of Directors initiated a search for the district's next superintendent.

Selecting a new superintendent is one of the most important decisions the Board makes for the district. Finding and hiring the right leader is critical to the success of students and staff. The Board was committed to providing a transparent process and engaging with students, families, staff, and the community during the search to hire the next superintendent.

The search process took several months. It included community forums and surveys to gather feedback, a ThoughtExchange to solicit potential interview questions, and a week of in-person tours, stakeholder meetings and virtual Town Halls with three finalists. 

On February 18, the School Board voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Ivan Duran to be Highline’s next superintendent. On Wednesday, March 16, the Highline School Board approved the contract for Dr. Duran as Highline's next superintendent. Dr. Duran took the helm on July 1.


Erinn Bennett
Director of Special Projects