Your Teacher

Welcome to Mrs. Burd's class! I teach Academic Biology, Introduction to Zoology, and Anatomy and Physiology here at Wilson Area High School and I have been a WARRIOR for going on 13 years. At home, I am a wife and mother to 3 little boys - Tanner, Tristan, and Tyler. We also have a Siamese cat and a Golden Retriever named Skye. I enjoy spending time outside, hanging out with my family, and of course, reading about science!  Please feel free to contact me or come to see me before or after school if you have any questions or need extra help.


 
Contact information:
Mrs. Jennifer Burd
Wilson Area High School
424 Warrior Lane
Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 484-373-6050
Fax: 610-258-8831

Course Schedule:
Period:            Course:
1                       Anatomy and Physiology
2                       Academic Biology
3                       Academic Biology
4                       Anatomy and Physiology
5                       Academic Biology
6                       Academic Biology
7                       Duty
8                       Prep

              
Mrs. Burd's Resume:
EDUCATION	
MORAVIAN COLLEGE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania			         
September 2004 – May 2007		
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction  
-4.0 Grade Point Average                                         
-Received Master of Education Thesis Award          
-Presented Master’s Thesis at 29th Annual Ethnography in Education Research 
Forum at The University of Pennsylvania
                          						
MORAVIAN COLLEGE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania			         
September 1995 - May 1999
Bachelor of Science – Biology / English 
-Pennsylvania and New Jersey Secondary Certification in English
-Pennsylvania Secondary Certification in Biology
-Interdepartmental major in Scientific Writing (Biology and English)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
WILSON AREA HIGH SCHOOL, Easton, Pennsylvania
September 2007 – Present					
Instructor of Biology
-Instructing ninth grade college preparatory biology
-Instructing twelfth grade introduction to zoology
- Instructing twelth grade anatomy and physiology
-Instructed twelfth grade environmental science
-Instructed eleventh and twelfth grade Advanced Placement biology

WILSON AREA HIGH SCHOOL, Easton, Pennsylvania
September 2005 – June 2007				
Instructor of English
-Instructed twelfth grade college preparatory World Literature classes
-Instructed eleventh grade honors, college preparatory, and basic British 
Literature classes  

HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL, Highland Park, New Jersey
January 2001 – June 2005					
Instructor of English
-Instructed World Literature and honors American Literature classes
-Instructed ninth grade inclusion English class and eighth grade GEPA review 
classes
-Published biography in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers

WILSON AREA HIGH SCHOOL, Easton, Pennsylvania  				
October 2000 - December 2000				
Student Teaching

NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
September 2000 - October 2000				
Student Teaching
	
FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
January 2000 - April 2000					
Independent Study

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES (Wilson Area High School) 
- Arranged and advised a trip to Adventure Aquarium for Zoology students to swim with the sharks and stingrays (2015, 2016)
- Created and wrote curriculum for a new senior-level introduction to zoology class (2015)
- Serving on the district Wellness Committee (2013, 2014, 2015) -Nominated for the Rotary Club Teacher of the Year (2014)
-Arranged and advised a trip to the Bodies Exhibit for Advanced Biology 
students (2010)
-Prepared a comedy social fundraiser through SADD in conjunction with 
Recovery Revolution (2010, 2014)
-Arranged and advised a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo for Environmental 
Science students (2008, 2009, 2010)
-Organized a pre-prom assembly through the SADD organization (2010)
-Arranged an educational tour to England, Ireland, and Wales (2009-2010)
-Mentored a new teacher (2009,2010)
-Prepared and presented at multiple teacher in-service functions and 
technology camp (2007, 2008, 2009)
-Selected Walmart Teacher of the Year at the high school level (2008)
-Selected as a semifinalist of 900 applicants by the Toyota International 
Teachers’ Program to travel to the Galapagos Islands for a study program 
(2008)
-Advised the Environmental Club (2007, 2008)
-Served as a member on the discipline review committee (2007, 2008)
-Arranged and advised an educational tour to England and Scotland (2007,2008)
-Organized and implemented a mock car crash and mock memorial service (2006, 
2008, 2015)	
-Organized an all night after-prom party (2007, 2009)
-Served as a member on the block scheduling committee (2006-2007)
-Advised Students Against Destructive Decisions (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 
2009, 2010, 2014, 2015)
-Selected Teacher of the Year at the high school level (2005-2006)	
-Nominated by students for Who’s Who among America’s Teachers (2006, 2007)
-Arranged and advised a Junior/Senior educational tour to England and France 
(2006)
-Hosted first annual Last Guitarist Standing contest (2006)

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES (Highland Park High School) 
-Nominated for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 Governor’s Teacher of the Year 
Award
-Nominated for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 State Teacher of the Year Award
-Nominated by an honors student for the Who’s Who among American Teachers 
Award
-Co-advised the Class of 2006 (2004-2005)
-Taught ninth through twelfth grade summer school English (2001-2005)
-Mentored a new teacher (2004-2005)
-Mentored a student in the W.I.S.E. program on a dance and design project 
(2004-2005)
-Co-Facilitated the Wise Individual Senior Experience Program (2004-2005)
-Wrote curriculum for English courses in summer sessions (2002, 2003, 2004)
-Mentored a student in the W.I.S.E. program on a Vegan lifestyles project 
(2004)
-Co-advised Class of 2004 at Highland Park High School (2004)
-Originated and advised Highland Park Dance Team (volunteer, 2003-2004)
-Represented the high school on the Professional Relations Committee (2003-
2004)
-Co-advised Class of 2003 at Highland Park High School (2001, 2002, 2003)
-Co-presented at National Staff Development Council Conference in Boston
(2002)
-Advised Dead Center literary magazine (2001-2002)