Mr. Burke earned a degree from Utah Valley University in Spanish, and minored in Latin American Studies and Global Intercultural Relations. During his time at UVU, he served as the Language Department representative for three years as part of the UVUSA, was a TA for the late Judge Anthony Terry, taught Political Science while under Judge Terry’s supervision, and was an advocate of the LGBTQ community during its inaugural year. Mr. Burke taught PE and Adaptive PE in the Salt Lake District for two years, as well as coached football for Highland and super league football teams. His love for teaching and coaching brought him to Wasatch as a substitute during the 2018-‘19 school year. He came onboard as a full time teacher in the 2019-20 school year teaching Spanish part time and in Lotus class part time. He spent two years as a Lotus class teacher. In addition to teaching, he coaches the boys & girls basketball teams and the ultimate frisbee team. Coach Burke played a variety of high school sports and went on to play college and semi-professional football. He worked for the state at JJS, umpired baseball, worked in sales, and ultimately ended up deciding that teaching was his calling. Mr. Burke enjoys winter sports including snowboarding and skiing. During the summer he spends much of his time at Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge and enjoys hiking and spending time with his family, friends and dog.