1st Grade Teacher
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 will complete my Master’s Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in December of this year.
I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Math. I then received my teaching certificate and ESL certification. In December of this year I will have my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
I came to Perrin iElementary in 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. For the past three years, I was the 3rd and 4th grade ELAR and Social Studies teacher. This year, I will be teaching 1st grade!!
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 18 years. We live in Mineral Wells with our children Kylie, Keaton, and Kolby. Our boys also attend school at Perrin-Whitt, and they are a junior and an 8th grader this year. Our daughter Kylie is attending Weatherford College and is studying to become a nurse. Eventually, she would like to be 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 1 ½ years 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 3rd year with them. We spend at least 2 weekends a month at basketball tourneys. Keaton enjoys playing basketball and baseball. As a family, we love, love to travel. We’ve been on several cruises, to Canada, and Florida is our most favortie vacation destination.