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Rebecca Burnfin

Garden City USD 457
6th grade
Garden City, Kansas
Hello! My name is Becca, and I am a 6th grade lead teacher in Garden City (457) by way of Montana and originating from California. I have always wanted to be and am now a 6th grade teacher. Although, I have also taught ESL at the college level and mini level.

My bachelor's is in Liberal Arts, and my master's is in the art of teaching with my thesis focusing on play-based learning.

I consider myself a superstar unicorn (because unicorns serve as a reminder to believe in ourselves) in student-based instruction, which means taking myself out of the front of the classroom and integrating myself into my students' learning experience. It can be scary to some; however, it's easier than you think — but not less messy. I am a firm believer that we must use technology as an appropriate tool- not just a task, and often!

In 2016, I was the Crystal Apple Winner for Finney County, and in 2017 I was a Kansas Horizon Award Winner.

Some fun facts - I truly believe I am the best singer in my whole wide car, relationships are my jam, and am fascinated when I emerse myself into the life of Gen Z'ers — they have so much to teach me. I have have two kids (beautiful boys), whom I call turkeys every once in a while.

I can't wait to meet you and create wonderful learning experiences for students!