• Meet the Classroom Teacher

    Ms. Shah
    Hi Everyone!  I'm really excited to be teaching fourth grade this year!  It's going to be a fantastic year full of laughter, learning, and support.  I am so excited to meet my students this year and I look forward to working with them.

    This will be my 16th year teaching in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  Prior to teaching, I earned my Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental Science from Michigan State University.  I also earned my teaching certification from Eastern Michigan University.  I earned a master's degree in Social Foundations with a concentration in Eco-Justice Education from EMU in 2014. In addition, I enjoy helping our school as the BP School Garden Coordinator and work to make our BP website wonderful as our BP Webmaster.

    Sorry, Michigan Fans, but I am an MSU Spartan for life!  I grew up in East Lansing for the first part of my childhood and was thrilled to go back for my undergraduate degree.  But, I also love Ann Arbor and love teaching in this great city!  I will tell you a secret, I do root for Michigan when they aren't playing MSU. Shhhhhh, don't tell my Spartan friends! :0)
    In addition to teaching, I have a passion for environmental education and advocacy which I like to embed into my teaching practice.  I love to integrate the passion I have for the environment and health in our learning community.  My passions include school gardening, farm-to-school education, and ecojustice education.  Other things I love to do are spend time in my garden, travel, spend time outdoors swimming and kayaking, and volunteer my time in the community.  I also love to spend time with family and friends.

    Meet our University of Michigan Student Intern 

    Ms. Bingham

    My name is Lyric Bingham and I am a senior at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I grew up in Metro Detroit in a small city called Melvindale. I strive to create a nurturing space where students can flourish and become their best selves. I aspire to have many “lightbulb moments” and build students up both
    academically and as individuals. I have lots of interests including all things Disney, football, kayaking, and listening to music! I look forward to working and learning with you!
    It's an honor to be part of the Burns Park community!  We look forward to creating a meaningful learning environment with our students and the school community.  
    Go Penguins! 
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