Meet the Classroom Teacher
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. BinghamMy 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!