Academics

Meet Our Teachers

In order to educate 21st-century students, you have to have 21st-century teachers. We are proud at Burke's to say that we have 66 of the best 21st-century teachers in the Bay Area. They continually push themselves to stay at the forefront of educational trends and spend their summers enriching themselves through professional development that trickles down into their classrooms the following year.

This page features an ever-growing list of profiles of just some of our fabulous faculty members, as well as stories about what they're doing and learning through professional development.

Teacher Directory

Professional Development News

List of 3 news stories.

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Teacher Profiles

List of 4 news stories.

  • Faculty Profile: Quise Edwards

    Quise Edwards joined Burke’s in 2017 as the Director of Inclusivity and Community Building. She hit the ground running and her contributions to the culture and community at Burke’s were felt immediately. As a product of K-12 independent schools, Quise has a unique perspective on the amazing opportunities these institutions create for their students, while also being able to speak to the challenges some families can face in the independent school community.
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  • Faculty Profile: Tammi Abad

    Tammi Abad is on a mission to create mathematicians. For the past four years, she has worked as the math and social studies teacher during the bridge year of 4th grade to prepare her students for the Upper School. “I believe the mathematician we are creating here is more empowered. I see these girls taking many more risks and becoming increasingly receptive to the idea that anyone can be a mathematician.”
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  • Faculty Profile: Zach Swan

    It's always a striking sight the first time you see it — a tall California surfer type leading a line of the tiniest Burke's girls toward the playground. Zach Swan has been shepherding kindergarteners throughout the Burke's campus for 11 years, starting in the 2007-08 school year.
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  • Faculty Profile: Anthony Sabedra

    There are many faculty and staff members on the Burke's campus who speak Spanish, but there is only one Señor. Anthony Sabedra, a.k.a. Señor Sabedra to his students, has worn many hats since his arrival at Burke's in January 2007.
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Quick Faculty Facts

Number of faculty: 62
Teacher to student ratio: 1:6
Average faculty tenure at Burke’s: 16 years
Percentage of faculty and staff of color: 29%
Number of National Board Certified teachers: 3
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

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