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

Office Hours:

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

Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148


Call for Equity Symposium Session Proposals

Call for Equity Symposium Session Proposals
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We invite staff, students and community members to submit proposals to present.

Highline staff will come together on August 27 and 28 to deepen our learning and understanding about equity. Certificated and classified staff will attend together. All attendees will participate in a session focused on implicit bias and will select an additional session. This is part of ongoing learning that will be connected to throughout the year.

We invite staff, students and community members to submit proposals to present sessions. Sessions will be 90 minutes and can be a panel discussion, demonstration, interactive workshop or other formats. All sessions should provide the opportunity to reflect, learn and deepen the work of equity in our schools, with a focus on racial equity.

We are looking for session topics in the following categories:

  • Understanding and addressing racism and microaggressions

  • Culturally responsive teaching that addresses racial equity

  • Culturally responsive student and family engagement that addresses racial equity

  • Implicit and explicit bias

  • White privilege/white fragility

  • Institutional practices that support racial equity

  • Other

Proposals are due May 10 and will be reviewed by May 24. Send questions to the Equity Symposium Planning Team by contacting Bernard Koontz at 206-631-3155 or

Professional consultants and speakers on topics related to racial equity should contact Bernard Koontz directly to discuss opportunities for featured speaker roles.

Submit Your Proposal