This is currently my 17th year of teaching. I taught first grade for four years. This is my 13th year to teach second grade at BIS. I received my Bachelor's degree from Delta State University in 2003. I was very active in all educational organizations and served as President of Mississippi Professional Educators and the Student Advisory Council. I completed my Master's degree at Ole Miss in 2005.
My husband, Preston, and I have been married for fifteen years. We have a beautiful 12 year old daughter (Callee Grace) and a precious 9 year old daughter (Lyla Kate). We also have a sweet fiest-russell (Darla). We live just outside of Batesville in Ranchette Acres on Highway 35 South.
My hobbies include sight-seeing, dancing, walking, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy relaxing and watching movies and television in my spare time.
Additional Information About Mrs. Burkes:
Favorite color: purple (yellow, too)
Favorite drink: sweet tea
Favorite food: pizza and chocolate
Favorite children's book: Oh! The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
Favorite authors: Keven Henkes and Beth Moore
Favorite Movies: Grease and Steel Magnolias
Favorite Store: Any boutique in town