Highline Public Schools in Washington has a promise to know every student by name, strength, and need. Under the leadership of Dr. Susan Enfield, the district is delivering on this promise by implementing a bold strategic plan committed to ensuring that students graduate bilingual, biliterate, and with the problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for the future they choose.

A former high school teacher, Enfield taught English language learners, English, and journalism. She served as chief academic officer and then as interim superintendent for Seattle Public Schools before joining Highline in 2012. She previously held leadership positions in Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash., Portland Public Schools in Oregon, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Enfield is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned master’s degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University. She also holds a doctoral degree in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard’s Urban Superintendents Program.