New Start High School
614 SW 120th Street Burien, WA 98146

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New Start High School
614 SW 120th Street Burien, WA 98146

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Michael Sita

Michael Sita has served in the United States Navy for eight years active, ultimately retiring from the Naval Reserve in 2006 at Chief Petty Officer. He is a veteran of Desert Storm, and was recalled while teaching for Highline for Operation Noble Eagle.

Michael Sita earned a BA in Communications from the University of Arizona. He moved to the Seattle area in 1992 to work for the United Parcel Service where he supervised employee training and export operations in the Northwest Region. Michael worked eight years for UPS while earning a Teaching Certificate from Seattle Pacific University.

Mr. Sita, then taught English Language Arts at Evergreen High School for 4 years. He was the ASB Director while completing his administrative internship in 2006. Michael completed his graduate work in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) at Central Washington University, before selection as Principal of TEC High School on the Evergreen Campus.

In 2010 Michael was appointed Principal of Alternative Schools & Programs which includes New Start High School, CHOICE Academy, The Homeschool Center and local college partnerships for high schools completion. Michael has since led teams to firmly establish Learning Centers, digital education and credit recovery into Highline’s portfolio of options for students.

Michael and his wife, Rachael (also an employee of the district), have owned a home and lived in Burien for more than 20 years. They have raised two children entirely through the Highline K-12 System. Michael holds certificates for Professional Administrator, Principal and Superintendent. He is completing his doctoral degree at SPU, and sees his work as lifelong service and leadership to the families and students in our community.