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

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

Design Committees

We invite families, staff, students and community members to apply to serve on building design and review committees for major bond projects. We also hold community meetings to seek feedback and provide information on proposed school designs.

Information on applying to serve on design committees is communicated by district e-newsletter and on school websites when we create committees. Planning principals select small working committees from the applicants who express interest.

Building Design Committees

In 2019-20, representatives of families, staff, students and community members  are serving on small working committees to provide input to architects creating the initial designs for Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific. Community meetings to share design progress will be held in fall 2020.

The initial design work for these three schools is funded by the 2016 bond, and will jump start progress after approval of a future bond to pay for the construction.

Pacific Middle School

The Pacific Middle School building design committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (except no meetings in December).

Staff
  • Vanessa Banner
  • Kathy Onorati
  • Jonus Buck
  • Karissa Vala
  • Ebony Smith
  • Allie Rios
  • Tim Wind
  • Reshard Radford
  • Brigid Koonts
  • Mark Allen
  • Michele Larabe
  • Nancy Federick
Community/Families
  • Charlie Jensen
  • Jeremy Praven
Student
  • Allie Jensen

Tyee High School

The Tyee High School building design committee meets the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., except not in December.

Staff
  • Courtney McCurry
  • Katherine Gudgel
  • Maile Volu
  • Linda Lambert
  • Nancy Pappas
  • Karen France
  • Cheryl Nicholas
  • Annabel Cassam
  • Lynn Nelthrop
  • Desiree Robinette
  • Norma Barrineau
Families/Community Members
  • Carmine Phillips
  • Fred Swanson
  • Robert Cazarez
  • Vicki Geiger Long
Students
  • Sela Kaifoto
  • Heaven Tuiloma
  • Melissa Bernal

Evergreen High School

The Evergreen High School building design committee meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., except not in December.

Staff
  • Emily Zimmerman
  • Jeff Steen
  • Dan Matthias
  • Christian Tautua
  • Kristy Jeffers
  • Jacqueline Downey
Families/Community Members
  • Linda Hoang
  • Pat Thompson
  • Tyrone Curry
  • Thu Mack
  • Carolann Shipp
Students
  • Hendry Garcia
  • Kyla Gustave-Schelling
  • Esme Predko

Design Review Committees

In spring 2017, three design review committees began providing feedback and reviewing the work of the project architects for the three new schools funded by the 2016 bond: Highline High School, Glacier Middle School and Des Moines Elementary School.

Highline High School

A committee of staff, families and community members are meeting regularly to work with the design and project team to provide feedback and review of the plans for the new Highline High School.

  • Vicki Fisher, HHS Principal
  • Fred Lueck, community member
  • Bob Evans, HHS parent
  • Emma Skjonsby, neighbor and future HHS parent
  • Erin Dabbs, future HHS parent
  • Susan West, community member
  • Lori West, HHS staff
  • David Ruby, HHS staff
  • Sally Aristizabal, HHS staff
  • Dawn Tessandore, HHS staff
  • Erin Carlton, HHS staff
  • Maricela Sanchez, HHS staff
  • Anna Webster-Stratton, HHS staff
  • Amanda Zuber, HHS staff
  • Dave Davies, HHS staff

Glacier Middle School

A committee of staff, families and community members held several meetings in 2017 with the design and project team to provide feedback and review of the plans for the new middle school.

  • Diana Garcia, Director of Education Specification & Transition Planning
  • Necka Kapesi, Southern Heights Parent
  • Liliana Alvarez, Southern Heights Parent
  • Armando Flores Crisostomo, Beverly Park Parent
  • Muhib Muhamoud, Hilltop Parent
  • Julian Orint, High school student, interested in architecture
  • Diana Soto, Middle school staff
  • Reid Sunblad, Middle school staff
  • Darrell Chase, Neighbor and middle school staff
  • Gil Parsons, Neighbor and Sylvester middle school principal
  • Jacob Parikh, Middle school staff
  • Jorja Molter, Middle school staff & Glacier High School alumni
  • Kimberly Meschter, Middle school staff
  • Sydni Neves, Middle school staff
  • Terri Sankey, Neighbor, elementary school staff and Glacier High School alumni
  • Jeanne Stratton, Middle school staff

 

Des Moines Elementary School

A committee of staff, families and community members met regularly in 2017 with the design and project team to provide feedback and review of the plans for the new elementary school to be built at the Zenith Park site.

  • Rick Wisen, Des Moines Elementary (DME) Principal
  • Kevin Garber, DME staff
  • Allison Williams, DME staff
  • Judy Grande, DME staff
  • Kay Thomas, DME staff
  • Hillary Britt, DME parent and Zenith Park neighbor
  • Barbara Barrios-Holden, DME parent
  • Angel Berry, DME parent
  • Eli Walton, DME parent
  • Colletta Deardoff, DME parent
  • Amy Clevish, DME parent
  • Chris Clevish, DME parent
  • Nick Fannin, DME parent

Design Review Committees

In 2016-18, families, staff, students and community members provided input and reviewed the designs of Highline High, Glacier Middle and Des Moines Elementary schools in committees and community meetings.

Des Moines Elementary School

A committee of staff, families and community members met regularly in 2017 with the design and project team to provide feedback and review of the plans for the new elementary school to be built at the Zenith Park site.

  • Rick Wisen, Des Moines Elementary (DME) Principal
  • Kevin Garber, DME staff
  • Allison Williams, DME staff
  • Judy Grande, DME staff
  • Kay Thomas, DME staff
  • Hillary Britt, DME parent and Zenith Park neighbor
  • Barbara Barrios-Holden, DME parent
  • Angel Berry, DME parent
  • Eli Walton, DME parent
  • Colletta Deardoff, DME parent
  • Amy Clevish, DME parent
  • Chris Clevish, DME parent
  • Nick Fannin, DME parent

Glacier Middle School

A committee of staff, families and community members held meetings in 2017 with the design and project team to provide feedback and review of the plans for the new middle school.

  • Diana Garcia, Director of Education Specification & Transition Planning
  • Necka Kapesi, Southern Heights Parent
  • Liliana Alvarez, Southern Heights Parent
  • Armando Flores Crisostomo, Beverly Park Parent
  • Muhib Muhamoud, Hilltop Parent
  • Julian Orint, High school student, interested in architecture
  • Diana Soto, Middle school staff
  • Reid Sunblad, Middle school staff
  • Darrell Chase, Neighbor and middle school staff
  • Gil Parsons, Neighbor and Sylvester middle school principal
  • Jacob Parikh, Middle school staff
  • Jorja Molter, Middle school staff & Glacier High School alumni
  • Kimberly Meschter, Middle school staff
  • Sydni Neves, Middle school staff
  • Terri Sankey, Neighbor, elementary school staff and Glacier High School alumni
  • Jeanne Stratton, Middle school staff

Highline High School

A committee of staff, families and community members met regularly to work with the design and project team to provide feedback and review of the plans for the new Highline High School.

  • Vicki Fisher, HHS Principal
  • Fred Lueck, community member
  • Bob Evans, HHS parent
  • Emma Skjonsby, neighbor and future HHS parent
  • Erin Dabbs, future HHS parent
  • Susan West, community member
  • Lori West, HHS staff
  • David Ruby, HHS staff
  • Sally Aristizabal, HHS staff
  • Dawn Tessandore, HHS staff
  • Erin Carlton, HHS staff
  • Maricela Sanchez, HHS staff
  • Anna Webster-Stratton, HHS staff
  • Amanda Zuber, HHS staff
  • Dave Davies, HHS staff
  • Several HHS students also provided input at design review meetings.