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Two Burrell Educators Start New Leadership Roles This Fall

Travis WelchTwo Burrell School District educators will serve the system in leadership roles this fall.

Former Charles A. Huston Middle School Assistant Principal Autumn Turk will serve as the district's Director of Curriculum and Development. Travis Welch, a former social studies teacher, leaves his position as dean of students at the middle school to serve as assistant principal. 

Burrell Sixth-Grade Social Studies Teacher Finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

A Peters-RobertsThe nominations are in, and Burrell School District's Ashlee Peters-Roberts is a finalist for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

The 33-year-old 6th-grade Social Studies teacher at Charles A. Huston Middle School is among 12 finalists who will be honored this fall in Harrisburg when the winner of Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year will be announced.

Burrell School Leaders Work to Improve Family Engagement

Hands shakingBurrell School District leaders are working to build trust and strengthen relationships among families, students, teachers, administrators, and the community. 

Burrell School District Celebrates a Year of Successes

Best Music IconBurrell School District students ended the year with many success stories to celebrate in all areas, including academics and sports.

 

Burrell Educators Training Pets to Serve as Therapy Dogs for Students

Pounds & AtticusA Burrell guidance counselor's success with using her goldendoodle as a therapy dog has inspired other educators in the district to train their pets as therapy dogs.

Burrell Students Join School Board Members to Discuss Important Issues

School boardSeveral Burrell High School juniors and seniors are joining district school board members to discuss important issues, offering students an opportunity to influence board decisions that impact them. The four students began joining school board members at the beginning of the academic year for the agenda meetings to discuss issues before members act on them during regular meetings.

How Professional Learning Communities and Personalized Learning Can Change the Education Culture

CoachingAs students adjust to the hardships caused by the global pandemic, Burrell School District leaders are focused on providing the support needed to ensure that students do not fall behind the learning curve.

Burrell Educators Use Grants to Help Teachers & Students

MarkerspaceEducators are expanding opportunities for teachers and students in Burrell School District thanks to two grants recently awarded.

Burrell joined five other southwest Pennsylvania school districts to collaborate through the Consortium for Public Education with funding from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Leadership teams from the districts are working together through the consortium and with teams in their individual school systems to improve school design, strengthen family and community engagement, and increase career readiness for students.

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