About Ms. Burkett

Hello!  I was born and raised in Foxboro, Massachusetts which means I am required to be a New England Patriots fan.  yes  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, my Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Bridgewater State College in Elementary Education, and a Masters of Arts degree in School Counseling and Guidance.   I am both Gifted and ESOL endorsed and am also certified to teach middle and high school ELA.

I was a teacher in Massachusetts before relocating to Venice over a decade ago.  I love teaching at Pine View!  I hope to help students find their love of reading this year and my passion is to help students become confident learners and self-advocates.  Transitioning to middle school can sometimes be tricky and I am here to help if needed!

In my free time, I enjoy running (well, I mostly enjoy being DONE running wink), yoga, reading, and doing any activity with my fourteen year old surprise son Ryan.  We love animals and have a silly Golden Doodle named Libby as well as five chickens.

I am looking forward to a FANTASTIC year of learning with you!

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."  - Abraham Lincoln