Phone: 269-683-5900 Extension 10518
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's and Master's degree in Elementary Education. Certified K-8 self contained classroom, 6-8 science
Hello! My name is Mrs. Deb Burkhard and I will be your child's first grade teacher! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be at Ballard School! I love teaching, and I work hard to create a family environment at school. Kids learn best when they are in a calm, comfortable environment and that's what I strive to create!
I live in St. Joseph with my husband and 2 children. My daughter is a sophomore in college and my son is a junior at St. Joseph High School. They keep me busy, but in my spare time I enjoy reading, exercising, and scouring the beaches for treasures.
I grew up in Charlotte, Mi and attended Western Michigan University. I graduated with a Bachelor's and a Master's in Elementary Education. I spent many years teaching many grade levels in Benton Harbor and I'm thrilled to be at Ballard.
I know we will have a wonderful school year together. Please, let's keep the lines of communication open. If you have any questions or concerns please email, call or stop by our room! I'll be happy to talk with you!