Hello! My name is Kirsten Burgess. I am from Rockmart, GA. I am married to Dave Burgess who is also from Polk County. We have a wild, opinionated, sweet little boy named Boone Davis. He is truly the light of our lives! We also have a Rat Terrier named Penny who stays busy monitoring our household activities. I graduated from Shorter University in 2013 with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. I also hold an endorsement in Reading and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Reading & Literacy with Walden University. This will be my fourth year teaching. I have only taught at Westside, one year in Pre-K and two in 1st. I also co-coach RHS Varsity Football/Competition Cheerleading. I may teach at Westside but I am a YELLOW JACKET outside of these walls!
I am so excited for this school year. I genuinely love to teach and I love being around little minds all day long. I learn so much from them and the way they think about things. It is my personal belief that every child can learn just not all the same way. I strive to incorporate as many different learning styles into my instruction as possible. At any time in my room, you may find me on top of the counter teaching, singing, dancing, or sitting on the floor. Please feel free to contact me ANYTIME you need something or have a question. Education is a team effort and I am willing to help in any way I can.
"We have so much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it." -Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory