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Who is Mr. Burkett?

Welcome to Mr. Burkett's Webpage!
I am absolutely thrilled to join the MASD CAOLA team. I will be working with MASD learners on critical literacy skills to help support their ongoing success.
On this webpage you will find some quick links to helpful information about topics such as:
1. Who is Mr. Burkett?
2. Reading Rockstars!
3. Success Habits
How many years of teaching experience do you have? 
Answer: This will be my 16th year in education. In addition to teaching in the brick and mortar setting, I also taught cyber school. So, this will be my 5th year in cyber education.
What are some of your hobbies/interests?
Answer: I enjoy reading/collecting comic books. My wife and I love being outdoors participating in activities such as mountain biking, hiking, paddle-boarding, zip-lines, and much more! I also enjoy creating art in our studio and woodworking. We also love training at the gym. Health and wellness is a very important part of our lives. We have our own garden at home in which we grow veggies such as kale and strawberries. Aside from these enjoyable activities, we try to travel and have new experiences when ever possible.
Do you have any pets?
Answer: We have two cats that are brothers. Their names are Leo and Tigger. We also have a handsome 6 year old German Shepherd named Ziggy. (See below)
What is your favorite food?
Answer: This is a tough one. Mrs. Burkett cooks delicious french toast. She also can rock Chicken Parmesan like a seasoned chef! 
Do you have a favorite book?
Answer: I love reading many different genres.. For example, some of my favorite realistic fiction books are Wonder, One Crazy Summer, Buried Onions and Esperanza Rising to name a few. I recently read a fantastic non-fiction book called Chop Wood, Carry Water
What is one thing people might not know about you?
Answer: I performed in theatre, film and television projects. My favorite theatre production that I performed in was called Red by John Logan. It stretched me as an actor and I grew so much because of this experience.
Explore your class and other fun passions Mr. Burkett participates in by accessing the Reading Rockstars! link from the menu!