Gold Star Award Nomination Form

Gold Star Awards

Do you work with or for a person who has made a significant contribution in our schools? The Gold Star Awards are prestigious honors in our school community, recognizing Highline Public Schools best and brightest Teachers, Volunteers, Alumni, Staff and Administrators. These awards provide our community the opportunity to honor those in our schools and district who have shown outstanding support of students and education and who give all of us inspiration and direction.

The Foundation relies on the entire community to bring forward the names of those to be considered for these awards through the Gold Star Award Nomination process. Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

For Outstanding Teacher
The Gold Star Outstanding Teacher will also represent the District as its Teacher of the Year in the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction sponsored regional contest. OSPI requires more information from those nominating a Teacher of the Year. While explaining why you are nominating this person, please address as much of the following criteria as possible:

  • Personal effectiveness
  • Community involvement
  • History of professional development
  • Philosophy on education and education reform
  • Commitment to education
  • Strong interest in students’ education
  • Achievements and recognitions
  • Effectiveness in working with diverse ethnicities

For Outstanding Administrator, Staff, Volunteer and Alumnus:
Please include detailed information about why you are nominating this person, including specific examples of the nominee’s outstanding work.

Gold Star Rookie Teacher of the Year
This award recognizes a teacher in Highline Public Schools with 3 or less years of total teaching experience in Highline or any other district, and who demonstrates outstanding abilities in their field early in their career.




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We hope you will join us on March 8, 2018 at the Gold Star Awards BASH! Everyone is invited to celebrate the outstanding Teachers, Volunteers, Staff, Administrators, and Alumni of Highline Public Schools at The BASH! Celebrate Highline and enjoy an evening of music, drinks, appetizers and a LIVE announcement of the Gold Star Award winners.

Whether you are supporting a specific nominee or just want to be in on the fun and be the first to hear who wins … you don’t want to miss the party! Tickets will go on sale early 2018.