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.

  • Professional Development Institute 2021

    Burke's faculty and staff ended the year with reflection, discussion, and planning for the future. 
  • Affinity Spaces and Collaboration

    Director of Inclusivity & Community Building, Quise Rodriguez Edwards, is a member of The San Francisco Equity Leaders (SFEL), a cohort of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Directors from five Bay Area independent schools.
     
  • Burke's Presents at NAIS People of Color Conference

    For more than a decade, participating annually in the NAIS People of Color Conference has been part of Burke’s commitment to equitable and inclusive school practices. 
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Teacher Profiles

List of 4 news stories.

  • Carol Hsih, Seventh & Eighth-Grade Science Teacher, Eighth-Grade Advisor

    Carol Hsih grew up in the Bay Area, and has fond middle school memories of learning about rockets and lasers. “Biology is actually what really drew me in. What I love about science is that it’s a way of trying to make sense of the world.”
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  • Jasmine “Jazzy” Gill, US Science Support Teacher & Cross-Country Coach

    Jasmine “Jazzy” Gill has joined Burke’s as the Upper School Science Support Teacher and Cross-Country Coach. She is a proud Bay Area native, and “a product of a diverse ecosystem that allowed me to grow in many different forms and try on different hats”.
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  • Faculty Profile: Fran Yang

    After working in public schools for over 25 years, Fran Yang joined the Burke’s community as the Makery Facilitator and Technology Integration Specialist in the midst of a pandemic. In the 2021-22 school year, she will take on the role of Director of Curriculum and Innovation. 
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  • Faculty Profile: Jessica Goldstein

    Jessica Goldstein joined Burke’s math faculty as the Upper School Math Specialist, a role created to offer more opportunities to further math skills and extend comprehension of concepts as well as to provide extra support and practice. 
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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: 5
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