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Faculty Friday feat. Mrs. Burns

December 05, 2018
By CKS Advancement

This week’s Faculty Friday features one of the newest members of our CKS family–a veteran middle school professional who brings the upbeat personality and energy required to keep our oldest Lions on their toes! Meet Mrs. Tracey Burns, a fun, spirit-filled 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher known for innovation in her instruction and a true understanding of the middle school student. Read more about this teacher’s unique classroom activity and why she loves CKS! 

Name

Tracey Burns

Education

B.A. from Villanova University, M.Ed. from University of South Florida

What do you teach at CKS?

7th and 8th grade Social Studies 

What is the most valuable lesson you've learned while teaching?

Learning happens in so many different ways and sometimes even when you’re not expecting it!

What is your favorite food?

Mexican

What are your hidden talents?

I'm pretty athletic (and just a little bit competitive!!)

What is your dream vacation?

Cruise to Alaska

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Running & Swimming

When you were in Kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Dolphin trainer

What adjective best describes you?

Energetic

What is your favorite classroom activity/project? Why?

Supreme Court Justice Role-Play – Students have to "pretend" to be a Supreme Court judge and give a presentation from their perspective. I always love to see the kids act out these roles.

What is one thing you want your students to take away from this school year?

That I genuinely care about each of them and that every one of them is unique and special. They are each important and loved.

Why do you teach?

Summers of course!! But honestly, because I love to see the kids learn new concepts and apply them to real life situations.

Why do you love CKS?

The community is loving and so full of the Spirit!

Want to learn more about our 7th and 8th grade program? Click here to find out.