Principal

Millicent Borishade, Ed.D. joined Cedarhurst Elementary for the 2018-19 school year.

Dr. Borishade began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher in Blue Island, Illinois. Prior to coming to Highline, she served as a School Improvement Officer for 14 elementary schools in Kent School District, where approximately seven of the schools with which she worked have been recognized as Washington State Award Recipients for improving student achievement in various areas (ELL, Math, ELA and innovation). 

Dr. Borishade earned a Bachelor of Arts in therapeutic recreation from the University of Illinois in Urbana and a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Doctoral degree from National Louis University in Chicago. 

She has two professional accomplishments of which she is most proud.  While a principal in Illinois, Dr. Borishade’s school was recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a Spotlight School for improving student achievement. Subsequently, when she joined the Kent School District, she expanded the Parent Academy for Student Achievement (PASA) program which helped parents new to the country and district, navigate the educational system. 

Later Dr. Borishade took a delegate from Kent School District, which included parents, principals, and community-based organizations to Harvard for the Family and Community Engagement Institute. 

Dr. Borishade is also the proud mother of Alexis Francine who has earned her Master’s in Journalism from Michigan State University and is a member of KING5 news.  For recreation, she enjoys para-sailing, rowing, playing softball and volleyball. Dr. Borishade now aspires to develop her skills in tennis.