McMicken Heights Elementary
Highline Public Schools
Alexandria Haas, principal at McMicken Heights Elementary in the Highline Public Schools, was named this year’s Washington State National Distinguished Principal. Every year, the National Association of Elementary School Principals recognizes one winner from each state. After reviewing nominations, Ms. Haas has been chosen to represent our state by the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP).
Haas is a courageous leader who embodies Zaretta Hammond’s — a leading author on culturally-responsive teaching — “warm demander” stance. She leads a culture of high expectations and excellence, while still promoting social-emotional learning and culturally responsive instruction to serve all students. She inspires all students and staff at McMicken Heights Elementary (McMicken) to aim high and achieve their fullest potential.