The four Instructional Leadership Executive Directors (ILED) supervise, strengthen and support the leadership of the school administrators (principals and assistant principals). The ILEDs work alongside the principal for continuous improvement in teaching and learning, including the implementation of strong practices for accelerating student achievement and the cultivation of positive, productive school climates that nurture joyful, purposeful, and inclusive learning for all students. The ILEDs provide professional development to school leaders, engage in performance and evidence-based evaluations, and collaborate around the priorities of each school’s Annual Action Plan, in service of Highline Public School’s Strategic Plan.
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Ben came to Highline in July 2015 after five years as an administrator in Tacoma Public Schools. While in Tacoma, Ben served as a Director of Secondary Education. Prior to Tacoma, Ben served as a teacher and principal in Highline for nine years.
Deborah stepped into the role of ILED for secondary schools in the Tyee and Mount Rainier services areas in July 2017. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of Human Resources-Employee Services.
Kimberly has over 21 years of experience working with children PreK-12 in Washington State. Prior to arriving in Highline in July 2014, she served as Program Director of the Washington State P-3 Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Washington.
Laurie Morrison has over 20 years of experience in urban education, P-12. She joined the Highline team in July 2016. Prior to her work in Highline, Laurie worked as an educational leadership consultant with the City of Seattle, and was a school administrator in Seattle Public Schools.
Instructional Leadership Executive Directors
- Monitor, assess, evaluate and support schools’ needs and achievement to ensure the accountability of local schools within the district.
- Engage In the development of Principal and Teacher professional development to promote and improve classroom teaching and learning.
- Provide ongoing training and leadership development of Principals on matters related to school improvement and student achievement.
- Work with Principals in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school improvement plans.