Ms. Lindsey Burris
6th Grade Teacher
My life has come full circle. I grew up here in Monument and attended Lewis-Palmer schools from kindergarten until I graduated in 2002. I received an excellent education that has given me skills to chase my dreams and accomplish many goals. So now I feel extremely blessed to be working as a teacher in the Lewis-Palmer School District.
I attended Wartburg College, a private liberal arts school in Iowa, to study elementary education. While there I took advantage of many opportunities. I was fortunate to spend a semester studying abroad in Prague. I had classroom experiences in New York City and student taught in Denver.
The first five years of my career I taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Raleigh, North Carolina at Millbrook Elementary, an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school. While in North Carolina, I completed and received my National Board Certification in Teaching in November of 2010.
By 2011 I was missing the mountains of Colorado and ready to escape the humidity of south. That summer I moved back to Colorado after accepting a job at Renaissance Elementary, an Expeditionary Learning and Outward Bound school in Castle Rock. This new position allowed me to teach 4th graders in both in the classroom and out in nature. It was an incredible adventure and I am so grateful it was a part of my teaching journey.
In my 10th year of teaching I embarked on a new adventure here at Palmer Lake Elementary teaching 4th grade. It was an excellent year and I was extremely blessed to work with so many fantastic students, parents, and staff. This fall marks my 11th year teaching...Yikes! Where does time go? I am excited to be teaching 5th grade for the first time and working with Mrs. Malone.
Over the summer I was able to attended the Reading and Writing Project summer institutes offered at Columbia University in New York City. There are no words to describe how inspiring the experience was and how much excitement I have to use this new knowledge in the classroom. I get to live my passion everyday by spending time with your children in the classroom. I know I was meant to be an educator and it brings joy to my heart share my love of learning with my students.