3rd/4th ELAR & Social Studies
My family moved to Mineral Wells when I was just 8 years old. I spent the rest of my school days going to school there. In 1995, I graduated from Mineral Wells High School and went straight to college in the fall. After changing my major from nursing to education, I graduated from Tarleton State University in 2001.
I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Math. I then received my teaching certificate and ESL certification.
Each and every summer, we are required to attend trainings to further develop our knowledge. This summer I was able to attend a 3 day reading academy that was very helpful and full of many great ideas! So excited to use what I learned!
I came to Perrin iElementary n 2009 and only left for a short time before realizing that Perrin was where I wanted and needed to be! Previously, I taught 4th grade ELA/Social Studies, 4th grade self-contained, and 1st grade. I am currently the 3rd and 4th grade ELAR and Social Studies teacher.
In 2001, I began my teaching career in Mineral Wells at Houston Elementary teaching 2nd grade self-contained. After 4 years at Houston Elementary, I opened my own preschool in Mineral Wells. After having the preschool for 4 years, I began working for Mr. Wolf at Perrin Elementary!
Mr. Burke and I have been married for almost 17 years. We live in Mineral Wells with our 2 boys Keaton and Kolby. Our boys also attend school at Perrin-Whitt, and they are a sophomore and a 7th grader this year. Our daughter Kylie is attending The University of Texas at Arlington and is studying to become a CareFlight nurse. We have 3 pets Boomer, Lemonade, and Buster Brown. Boomer is a German Shepherd and is Keaton’s pup. Buster Brown is Kolby’s dashchund and is 5 months old! Lemonade is Kylie’s very moody cat!! They all keep us on our toes!!
When we aren’t at school, we really enjoy watching our boys play sports. Kolby plays for the DFW Hawks and is currently in his 2nd year with them. We spend at least 2 weekends a month at basketball tourneys. Keaton enjoys playing basketball and baseball and also likes to show wethers for FFA. As a family, we love, love to travel. We’ve been on several cruise, to Cananda, and Florida is our most favortie vacation destination.