Ms. Burkhart

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Ms. Burkhart

Mrs. Burkhart

Hi! I am a fifth grade teacher here at Benton Elementary School, in Maine.  I received my Bachelor or Science degree from the University of Maine in Orono.  I have been at Benton Elementary School since it opened in 1990.  I was hired then as a third grade teacher, staying in third grade until 2004, when I graduated into the fifth grade! I have been here in fifth grade ever since.  

I am currently attending Thomas College for my Masters in Literacy Education.  I have only one more course to complete!  I will be graduating in May of 2017! 

I am a member of the Maine School Administrative District 49's Social Studies Curriculum Team as a fifth grade district representative.  I am also on our school Focus Team, working with the Maine Dept. of Education to improve our school.  I am very involved in the BES PTO, attending most meetings and events. Other committees I am involved in are: school budget committee (where we develop the school budget), social committee (we provide social activities for our staff),  district behavior team,  Maine Autism Leadership Team and serve as a mentor for new hires in the building.