Faculty & Staff at Burke

Authentic Relationships

Burke teachers love our kids. Ask any of them and they’ll tell you that’s why they choose to contribute their talents at Burke. They enjoy the challenge of managing, and celebrating, a classroom full of complicated and fascinating young adults.

Collaboration

Teachers have the autonomy to design their own curriculum using the most effective practices and methodologies. Our teachers actively seek out time to collaborate with their colleagues; they learn from each other and co-create interdisciplinary units that test students’ ability to think critically.

Professional Development

We make it easy for teachers to attend conferences and workshops that help them hone their skills. We also run a comprehensive in-service program every year, in which teachers and staff discuss leadership, social justice, adolescent development, and innovative teaching. 

Each summer, Burke's Professional Development Committee awards our 
Combustion Engine Grants, which enable our faculty to enrich their teaching and curricula in innovative ways. Learn more below!

Combustion Engine Grants | Summer 2019

List of 3 items.

  • Topic: 7th Grade Experience

    To integrate experiential, immersive experiences into the 7th grade curriculum and to develop culminating field trips in Washington, DC.

    Awarded to Amy Cataldo (MS Dean of Programs), Susan Hearn (MS Dean of Students), Ryan Lipford (History)
  • Topic: Ethics

    To develop an ethics curriculum that will provide a firm foundation for students as they move through different aspects of Burke’s burgeoning social justice program; 12th graders can experience the outcomes of their work in the new Ethics & Literature elective in 2019-20.

    Awarded to Steven Lee (Director of Equity and Inclusion) and Daniel Running (English)
  • Topic: Mastery Learning

    To expand mastery learning in the 6th grade and World Languages; faculty engaged in Global Online Academy's Learning Design Summit this June in Alexandria, VA, learning and applying new ideas in education.

    Awarded to Julia Andrews (Math), Fatou Coulibaly (French), Sean Felix (MS Dean of Community), David Panush (Director of Technology and Innovative Learning), Séverine Vogel (French), Kelly Williams (Science), Jessie Yaun (Spanish)

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Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.