Highline Superintendent Susan Enfield has been named Superintendent of the Year by the Washington School Administrators Association (WASA).
“Since 2012, when Dr. Enfield was named superintendent of the Highline Public Schools, she has led with a consistent and unrelenting focus on achieving more equitable outcomes for all students in the district,” said WASA Executive Director Joel Aune. “Through the development of a strategic plan that includes a bold vision for all students, there is a system-wide commitment to equity that includes eliminating racism, racial and other identity inequities, and institutional bias.”
Dr. Enfield accepted the award at WASA's fall superintendent's meeting in Bellevue on Friday morning.
“District leadership is a team sport, and we have the very best team in Highline Public Schools,” said Dr. Enfield. “So, while this award is for Superintendent of the Year, I really see it as celebrating the school district and community of the year, and for me that is Highline. It is a privilege to live, lead and serve here and I am grateful for this honor.”
The award is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents and pay tribute to those who lead Washington’s public schools.
“I am so grateful for Dr. Enfield’s leadership and all that we have accomplished together over the past nearly 10 years,” said School Board President Angelica Alvarez. “We are sad to see her move on from Highline, but we understand it is time for her to share her leadership and vision with another fortunate community. “