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

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Social Workers

Highline’s School Social Workers are trained to address the social well-being of students and families. They provide resources, information, and counseling and serve as a liaison between students, parents and school staff to solve problems by communicating and providing referrals to other resources.

Elementary Focused Social Workers 

Jeanette Owens, MSW
Schools:  *Mount View, White Center Heights, Southern Heights and Shorewood
206-631-4556 can leave message anytime - Mount View (Office: Thursday and Friday)

Tessa Koutsky, MSW 
Schools:  *Cedarhurst, *Seahurst, Gregory Heights and Hazel Valley
Cedarhurst (Office: Monday, Tuesday and Friday) 
206-631-4834 Seahurst (Office: Wednesday and Thursday)

Natalia Cukierman, MSW
Schools:  *Midway Madrona, McMicken Heights and Des Moines
206-631-4421 - Midway (Office: Monday-Friday)

Secondary Focused Social Workers 

Valerie Allan, MSW - SW Lead, Crisis Team Leader, Foster Care Liasion
Schools: *Highline HS, Sylvester MS and Valley View Early Learning
206-631-6784 - Highline HS (Office: Monday- Friday)

Chris Vaggalis, MSW - Crisis Team
Schools: *Evergreen HS, Raisbeck Aviation HS, Cascade MS and Beverly Park Elm
206-631-6224 - Evergreen HS (Office: Monday-Friday)

Lisa Foote, MSW - Crisis Team
Schools: *Mount Rainier HS, *Pacific MS, Parkside, Community Based Services, Realistic Transition Program and WELS
206-631-7109 - Mount Rainier HS (Office: Monday, Thursday and Friday)
206-631-5839 - Pacific MS (Office: Tuesday and Wednesday)

Kelly Merrill, MSW - Crisis Team
Schools: *Chinook MS, PSSC, Big Picture, Bow Lake Elm and Marvista Elm
206-631-5748 - Chinook MS (Office: Tuesday, Thursday and every other Friday)
206-631-7323 - PSSC (Wednesday)

Iris Guzman, MSW - Crisis Team
Schools: *Tyee HS and Hilltop Elm
206-631-6499 - Tyee HS (Office: Monday-Friday)

Building Based Social Workers

Rosie Allen-Garibaldi, MSW
206-631-7782 - *New Start (Monday-Friday), CHOICE, Learning Centers North and South

Paige Hacke, MSW 
206-631-4662 - *North Hill Elementary (Tuesday and Wednesday)

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Support for Students Who are Homeless or in Foster Care

Looking for information on how we support students that are homeless or in foster services?  

Homeless Students

Foster Student Services