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Nominate a Gold Star in Highline!

Nominate a Gold Star in Highline!

Do you know someone who has made a significant impact on our students and schools? Perhaps it’s a teacher, principal, counselor, bus driver, custodian or another staff member. Now is the time to nominate them for a 2023 Gold Star Award through the Highline Schools Foundation.

The Gold Star Awards serve as an opportunity to honor and celebrate those in our Highline schools and community who inspire us, lead us, and live out the Highline Promise to know every student by name, strength and need.

Award Categories

The Foundation is seeking nominations for seven award categories.

Outstanding Teacher

Highline teacher of any grade level, with three or more years of teaching experience, working directly with students.

Outstanding Rookie Teacher

Highline teacher of any grade level, with less than three years of experience, working directly with students

Outstanding Professional Staff

Highline staff member with specific educational or career credentials. Examples include therapists (speech, occupational, etc.), counselors, social workers, and more.

Outstanding Classified Staff

Highline hourly employees working full- or part-time in a variety of positions. Examples include paraeducators, student aides, bus drivers, custodial staff, school office staff, and more.

Outstanding Administrator

Highline staff who manage programs or schools within the district. Examples include principals and assistant principals, executive directors, department heads (IT, Operations, Facilities, etc.), and more.

Outstanding Volunteer

Any individual who serves Highline Public Schools in a volunteer capacity, such as PTSA members, zoning and building committee members, and more.

Outstanding Alumni

A graduate of one of Highline’s schools who has made significant contributions to society and the Highline community. Past winners include business owners/leaders, politicians, artists, community organizers, and more.


Nominations open Friday, January 6. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 10. More information about the Gold Star Awards and a link to the online nomination form can be found on the Highline Schools Foundation’s website.