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Remembering Monica

Monica Miracky
Head of Middle School & Assistant Head of School
Edmund Burke School - 1980 to 2020
Our colleague, dear friend, and dedicated Assistant Head of School & Head of Middle School Monica Miracky, spouse to Edmund Burke School co-founder Jean Mooskin, and mother to Enti Mooskin '13, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday evening, July 23.

Monica touched the lives of countless students, parents, faculty, and staff during her 40 years at Burke. She was a gifted teacher, mentor, coach, educational leader, and beloved friend, whose indomitable spirit and passion, especially for her students, inspired all who knew her. Monica’s charm and wicked sense of humor made us smile, and her kindness, patience, and determination provided us all with the strength that we needed to carry on each day.
 
Monica was an extraordinary listener, providing others with room to be heard, and in turn, offering sound and measured counsel.  She was an advocate of equity, inclusion, and justice, and she consistently worked to ensure that this was reflected in her work as a school leader. Monica was a powerful woman with an enthusiastic presence and great intelligence, who fully embodied our school’s mission, and whose vision and conviction have left an enduring impact on the Burke community. We will miss her spunky resolve and her joyfulness.

Tributes to Monica | 2020

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