First Grade Teacher

Phone: 770-748-0831.


Degrees and Certifications:

I graduated from Shorter University in 2013 with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. I also hold an endorsement in Reading and a Master's degree in Reading & Literacy. In June of 2021 I will be finished with my Specialist.

Ms. Kirsten Burgess

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 two adorable boys, Boone and Briar. We also have a Rat Terrier named Penny and a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Doc.

I have only taught at Westside, one year in Pre-K and six in 1st. 

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


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