Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Patricia Burke
My first career was in Accounting. During that time, I was the Office Manager at Lejeune Motor Company (Motorcycle Division) for ten years. I also donated my time to the Girl Scouts as a troop leader for 12+ years. I found that working with children was my calling and I went back to school at night to obtain my licensure in Elementary Education.
I am going into my 20th year of teaching at Swansboro Elementary.
My passion is for my students to reach beyond their current goals and keep dreaming about their future.
1987 - Graduated from White Oak High School
1989 - Graduated with an AA degree from Coastal Community College in Jacksonville, NC
1993 - Graduated with a BS degree from UNCW in Accounting
2001 - Graduated with a Licensure in Elementary Education from UNCW
2006 - Graduated with a Masters degree in Liberal Arts/Studies from UNCW
2009 - Graduated with a Masters degree in Elementary Education from UNCW
Internship was completed with a 4th grade class at SBES (Fall 2001).
2002-2005 (Taught Kindergarten at SBES for 3 years)
2005-2019 (Taught 1st Grade at SBES for 14 years)
2019-present (Currently teaching 4th Grade at SBES - 1+ years)