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The Burien School Board has named three finalists in its search for a new superintendent. One is Dr. Susan Enfield, currently the interim Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools, pictured.

REMINDER-Dr. Enfield one of three finalists announced for Highline Schools Superintendent; Meet them Th-Sat.

Three finalists will be hosted Feb. 22, 23, 24; Winner will likely be announced March 1

REMINDER:

The district will host each finalist on a separate day, February 22, 23, and 24. ​
Each candidate will face a long day, starting with a breakfast with community leaders and ending with a public forum.

All community members and staff are invited to attend the forums, held February 22, 23, and 24, 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Burien City Council Chambers (located at the Burien Public Library).

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Highline School Board Selects Three Finalists for Superintendentt

The School Board has named three finalists in its search for a new superintendent.

Dr. Susan Enfield

Dr. Susan Enfield is currently the interim Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools. She came to Seattle as Chief Academic Officer from Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, WA where she served as the Deputy Superintendent from 2006-2009.

Before moving to Washington, she was the Director of Teaching and Learning for Portland Public Schools. Prior to coming to Portland, Dr. Enfield served as the Bureau Director for Teaching and Learning Support for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Dr. Enfield is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and earned master’s degrees in education from Stanford University and Harvard University. She also earned a doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in the Urban Superintendents Program.

Dr. David Engle

Dr. David Engle served as the Executive Director of Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ and prior to that, as superintendent of North Platte Public School District in Nebraska from 2008 to 2011.

Dr. Engle has been a high school principal in Bellingham Public Schools, Seattle Public Schools and Bellevue Public Schools. He led school transformation efforts in Seattle Public Schools and mentored teams of principals as a facilitator for the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership.

Dr. Engle is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a master’s degree in Computer Education from St. Martin’s University in Lacey and a doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Seattle Pacific University.

Dr. Joshua Garcia

Dr. Joshua Garcia currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools; before that he was an Executive Director in Federal Way with responsibility for instruction, curriculum, assessment, and supervision of secondary schools.

Dr. Garcia previously served as principal at Federal Way’s Todd Beamer High School and assistant principal at White River High School. He currently is an adjunct professor in the University of Washington’s principal leadership program. From 2009 to 2011, he served as president of Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Dr. Garcia is a graduate of Washington State University and earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington. He holds a doctoral degree in Leadership from Seattle University.

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Three finalist candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Highline School District will have a chance to meet the public over three days beginning Feb. 22. The School Board will select the three finalists by the middle of the month.

Each finalist will spend a day touring Highline and meeting staff, parents, students, and community members seeking input.

The district will host each finalist on a separate day, February 22, 23, and 24. ​

Each candidate will face a long day, starting with a breakfast with community leaders and ending with a public forum.

All community members and staff are invited to attend the forums, held February 22, 23, and 24, 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Burien City Council Chambers (located at the Burien Public Library). Interpreters will be available. The forums will also be streamed live on the internet, and viewers will be able to send in questions to the candidate via email or Twitter. Participants will have an opportunity to share their feedback via an online survey after the forums.

During the course of the visit day, the candidate will meet with principals, have lunch with senior staff, and tour a school. He or she will also meet with the advisory committee appointed by the school board to give feedback on the finalists. The advisory committee includes parents, principals, union representatives, and leaders of community organizations.

The school board hopes to announce the new superintendent by March 1.

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