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.

  • Curriculum Director Speaks at National Schools Conference

    Burke's Director of Curriculum & Program Innovation Mike Matthews took the stage at the annual conference of the National Association of Independent Schools, which was held in Atlanta on March 7-9.
  • EdTech Summit Brings Educators to Burke's Campus

    Since the Professional Development Institute began in 2014, Burke's teachers have enjoyed nearly a full week of time spent expanding their knowledge after classes end for the summer. For the fourth edition, Burke's PDI welcomed educators from across the region!
  • OK, Google: Teach Our Teachers!

    On the Friday before Mid-Winter Break, teachers and staff spent that Professional Development Day steeped in the many uses of Google Apps for Education with the help of certified Google instructors.

Teacher Profiles

List of 4 news stories.

  • 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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  • Faculty Profile: Kelley Vauk

    Since she first started working at Burke's five years ago, Kelley Vauk has hopscotched all over the Lower School. She started out in first grade, then worked as an associate teacher in the 2B classroom before co-teaching in 2A with Gale Mosheim in her final year before retirement.
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  • Faculty Profile: Dr. Tone Rawlings

    Dr. Tone Rawlings, who started at Burke’s in August 2015, is keeping things interesting in the science lab for fifth and sixth graders.
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Quick Faculty Facts

Number of faculty: 66
Teacher to student ratio: 1:6
Average faculty tenure at Burke’s: 10 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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