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Mrs. Burki

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

I am a sixth grade Special Education ELA teacher at FAMS. I co-teach English Language Arts with Mrs. Zarnowski and teach a small group section of English Language Arts as well. I joined the FAMS staff in 2013. Prior to teaching at FAMS, I taught at Craig High School in Janesville. This is my 25th year of teaching. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in 1997 from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, I earned my Master's Degree in Special Education, as well as an Autism Certificate at UW-Whitewater in 2013.

I live in Milton with my husband. I am the proud mom of three daughters: Alexandra (Alex) who lives in Denver, Molly Kate, who lives in Montana, and my youngest daughter, who is a senior at UW-Madison this year. 

As a family, we especially enjoy hiking, traveling (visiting National Parks), attending sporting events (Go Badgers!), and attending musicals/concerts. In my spare time, I really enjoy reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

I am looking forward to working with you and your sixth graders! Starting middle school is an exciting time of transition in a young person's life. I am here to make that transition as smooth as possible and help in any way I can! I believe an open line of communication between home and school is valuable to all parties, parents/guardians, students, and staff alike. Working together can go a long way in helping students achieve success.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Tara Burki