The Ducky Awards is Superintendent Susan Enfield's fun way of recognizing teachers and staff for going above and beyond to advance Our Promise of knowing every student by name, strength and need. To nominate a colleague, send an email to Superintendent Enfield with the name of the individual and a brief paragraph on how he or she is going above and beyond to deliver on our promise.
Is there anything Kim can’t do? She is Sylvester’s lead ELL teacher, coaches girls and boys soccer, is National Board Certified, and is attending classes to receive administrative certification. Her positive attitude and inpiring actions have earned her a reputation as Sylvester’s biggest cheerleader for students and staff. Go, Kim!
Amazing, dedicated, passionate, thoughtful, and reliable. Betty and Jeanette’s principal at Hazel Valley used lots of adjectives to try to describe the impact these two paraeducators have had on the success of students since 1999 and 1990, respectively. Both come to school every day 100% ready to help children learn and grow.
Andrea keeps students and families at the heart of her work. Her core values around equity are obvious in leadership conversations, decisions, and actions. Lindsey supports this vision of equity in her new role at Southern Heights. She brings her prior experience helping set up our innovative P-3 programs throughout Highline, and I thank her for those efforts.
Transformative is a word that describes Camp Waskowitz for Highline students of all ages. Johnny’s unparalleled focus on our promise and his enthusiastic commitment are helping us capitalize on Waskowitz as a watershed experience of support and growth for more students and staff than ever before.
Highline High Fives are a way for our staff to celebrate each other. Do you have a colleague who goes above and beyond? Do you have a coworker who deserves some extra recognition? Show them some appreciation by nominating them for a Highline High Five. We'll post your nominations right here on our on staff kudos page.
"Ms. Brogan shows intense passion and dedication to the enrichment and success of each student here at Southern Heights!" - Andrea Smith
"I would like to nominate the Grounds and Maintenance crews for a Highline High Five. I sent out an email to the crews on Monday night, asking them to begin clearning sidewalks and parking lots starting at 5:00 a.m. Everyone arrived on time and without complaint." - Yvette El Moujahid
"Mana takes the time to ask questions of teachers to best serve the small groups of students she works with throughout the day. She also challenges students to reach for higher levels of rigor while holding them accountable for their work." - Christina Fritsch
"Mr. Angel is simply incredible! He is such a hard worker at Southern Heights. During the cold weather season he has diligently worked to make sure the surface areas are safe for students, families, and staff." - Andrea Smith
"Julie wanted to do something to help her students who were ADHD or just had a hard time sitting for periods of time, so she researched alternative seating. Thanks to her innovative thinking, many of her student's are now able to focus better and get more learning done!" - Nancy Prottengeier