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BURKE, Christopher

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BURKE, Christopher. On November 1, 2018, Christopher Burke was awarded the designation of IOWA TEACHER OF THE YEAR for 2019. It was the first time a Dubuque teacher had received the honor in the contest's sixty year existence.

A mathematics teacher with eleven years of experience, Burke was introduced by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds; Iowa Department of Education Director, Ryan Wise; leaders of the DUBUQUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT; and members of his family. Burke had taught at Roosevelt since 2007 and was named the Dubuque Community Schools' Teacher of the year in 2017.



Hinga, Allie, "Roosevelt Teacher Named Iowa's Best," Telegraph Herald, November 2, 2018, p. 1