Also: Science Dicipline Lead
National Board Certified Teacher (2006, 2015), M.I.T., University of Washington; B.S., Oceanography, University of Washington
Burton joined Eastside Prep at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year after fifteen years at a public junior high school in Woodinville. He previously taught seventh-grade Life Science, eighth-grade Earth Science, and challenge ninth-grade Introductory Physical Science. Here at EPS, Burton teaches Scientific Thinking 3 and Environmental Practices 7.
Burton has always enjoyed collaborating with colleagues to create better learning experiences both in the science discipline and across disciplines in a grade level. He also enjoys being involved with students outside the classroom through EBC, field trips, service days, club activities (Magic the Gathering, Green Club, 8th Grade Leadership Lab, and Science Stretch), and school-sponsored outdoor adventures.
When he isn’t teaching, Burton loves to play outdoors with his wife Kim and two sons and admits to being a full-fledged geek, keeping up on all manner of sci-fi shows and comic books. His family also loves to cheer on the Seahawks, Mariners, and Sounders.
“EPS has a great reputation. My favorite subject to teach is Earth Science and I love taking students outside to learn in nature, so this is a perfect position for me.”