VIDEO: Highland Park Elementary library named for longtime volunteer LouAnne Rundall

That Seattle Public Schools video clip shows you what happened this past Wednesday night when the School Board took a joyful action – renaming Highland Park Elementary School’s library in honor of LouAnne Rundall. She’s been a volunteer there for 45 years, more than half her life; teacher-librarian Chris Robert and principal Chris Cronas sang her praises to the board. Hours before the board’s vote, she was honored at an assembly on the first day of school. LouAnne has actually spent close to 50 years working in the library – what she does as a volunteer was a paid position for a few years. Thanks to Chris Robert for letting us know about this – he also shared this photo of LouAnne with him in the HPES library:

She is also the subject of a tribute on the school library’s webpage.

10 Replies to "VIDEO: Highland Park Elementary library named for longtime volunteer LouAnne Rundall"

  • Westside September 8, 2017 (6:27 pm)


  • HPEproud September 8, 2017 (6:56 pm)

    What a gift.  We are so grateful for Mrs. Rundall.  She takes the time to get to know each of her students and has even saved newspaper clippings for my daughter about subjects that are of specific interest to her.  Thanks also to Chris Robert and Pam Wilson.  Can’t wait to go to the Lou Ann Rundall Library at Highland Park Elementary!   

  • Chellie September 8, 2017 (9:20 pm)

    What a treasure Ms. Rundall is. Dedication like we rarely see. 

  • HPNeighbor September 8, 2017 (10:02 pm)

    A friend recently told me Ms. Rundall’s story, going back to when he went to HPE way back in the 70’s. Excited to visit the new Ms. Rundall Library!!!!

  • Laurie Iba September 8, 2017 (10:39 pm)

    I remember Mrs. Rundall working in the library when I attended Highland Park in the late 60’s and 70’s. She is love and grace in action.

  • SPS Teacher September 9, 2017 (9:58 am)

    This melts my heart. What an amazing woman.

  • David September 9, 2017 (5:51 pm)

    What a lady!!  Worked barefoot most of the time as I recall when I worked there in the mid 80’s as you can see in the photo.  And always wore a Hawaiian themed dress as in the pic as she loved Hawaii.

  • momof3boys September 11, 2017 (1:39 pm)

    We love LouAnne!  A terrific tribute for a terrific lady!  Congratulations!!

  • Kerry Brown September 16, 2017 (11:36 am)

    A very special lady, and to the children she’s even more special.

  • Pam Myers September 24, 2017 (2:16 am)

    LouAnne, Thank you for loving the children and fostering the love of reading. You’ll always be remembered!

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