Mrs. Burke

Hello! My name is Gwen Burke and I'm joining Orchard Park this year in 5th grade. I am originally from a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, and came to Indiana to attend Butler University. When I graduated, I loved Indy so much that I decided to stay. Last year, I taught 5th grade in Kokomo. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember and I love being in the classroom! I have a background in theatre, music, and computer science, and I love bringing these passions into my teaching. I am so excited for a year full of learning, growth, and creativity!

Last December, I married my wonderful husband, Joe. We have a spunky cat named Felix. I love baseball (especially the Red Sox), attending concerts, and watching movies. I also can be found lost in a good book or binge-watching tv shows. I am so glad to be joining the OPE family and teaching in the community where I live.

Mrs. Burke