Ms. Burke Named FCPS 2018 Outstanding New Teacher!

By Department of Human Resources
June 11, 2018

a photo of emily burkeCongratulations to Multiple Disabilities Teacher Emily Burke who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the FCPS 2018 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher!

In her short time at Marshall Road, Ms. Burke has impressed everyone with her dedication to helping kids with disabilities. When one of her non-verbal students was making progress, but couldn’t get additional funding for home speech therapy, Ms. Burke used her lunchtime to continue to work with him. Fellow teachers praise her positivity, collaborative nature, and ability to remain patient in the face of challenging behavior. She’s sought community-based help for overburdened parents while guiding their children to new levels of achievement. “Ms. Burke completely understands our students,” said a colleague, “and for a first-year teacher, she has an incredibly large bag of tricks to pull from each day.”

Thank you to Shelly Koshuta for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison!