Welcome Esperero Canyon Family! 

I am starting my 12th year teaching art in the Catalina Foothills School District. I am so excited to start the 2017-2018 school year at Esperero Canyon Middle School. I can't wait to meet my new creative art students, and see how previous students have grown into blossoming artistic adults.

Art is an open door to the past, present and future. Art has played a key role in our existence, ranging from Lascaux Cave Art and Greek Architecture through the Renaissance and Post-Modernist movements. These movements established the first relationship between design and the industrial age. Today, we use some type of an art form in everything we do. From website design to graphics, Art is the foundation of the technology era.

It is my goal to provide students with the creative tools and skills to nurture their creativity. Everyone can be an artist if he or she choose to work hard, persevere, and take risks. Thinking "outside the box" helps, too.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my passion for art production, aesthetics, art criticism and art history  with your children. Please email or call to check in on your child's process, or just say "Hi."

I can be reached at 520-209-8100 or via email at jburke@cfsd16.org. Please leave a message with the front office and I will get back to you as soon as I can.