NSPRA Executive Board Biography

Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Vice President at Large - Superintendents of Schools

Susan Enfield, Ed.D, is superintendent of Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington, a culturally diverse urban district in the Seattle metropolitan area, serving nearly 20,000 students and their families, including a large immigrant population representing close to 100 languages. A former high school teacher, Dr. Enfield served as Chief Academic Officer and then Interim Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools before joining Highline in 2012. Dr. Enfield previously held leadership positions in Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash., Portland (Ore.) Public Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and earned master’s degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University. She holds a doctoral degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard’s Urban Superintendent Program. She was the inaugural recipient of the 2016 Communication Technology Award for Superintendents sponsored by NSPRA and Blackboard, and among other awards received the 2015 Equity in Leadership Award from Big Picture Learning and the 2012 Administrator of the Year award from the Journalism Education Association.