In the days, and even hours, after the shooting, our school experienced a profound outpouring of support from around the District. From our neighbors here in Van Ness who opened their doors amid the chaos to our peer schools who offered to send their own counselors to countless family and friends who volunteered time, expertise, and connections.
We have been grateful to partner with and receive support from:
Counselors from our peer independent schools created space for Burke faculty and staff to connect and offered additional on-site counseling when students returned.
One Common Unity, a DC-based nonprofit "that breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities," provided training on processing trauma for our faculty and staff and met with students in each grade level.
Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor at a Nova Southeastern University, licensed psychologist, and internationally recognized expert on school safety and crisis prevention, met with our administrators, faculty and staff, and parent communities.