Dr. Kent D. “Matt” Matheson, former Highline Public Schools Superintendent, passed away recently, the district announced.

Matheson served as Superintendent of Highline Public Schools in the early 1990s, and was also a trustee on the board of Highline Hospital.

In 1992 he was named Superintendent of the Year by the Washington Association of School Administrators. He also served as Superintendent for the Ellensburg School District, as well in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Condolences go out to his wife, Janie, and all who knew and loved him.

There will be a celebration of his life at the Normandy Park Cove on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.