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Kristi Burford


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Washington Elementary | Second Grade

My name is Kristi Burford.  My husband, Joe and I, live just a quarter of a mile from the farm and ranch that I grew up on 8 miles north of Brady in Wild Horse Valley.

I went to country school through 8th grade, and then graduated from Brady High School.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education K-12.  I taught in Wahoo, Nebraska for 4 years as an elementary resource teacher, and then moved to North Platte to begin my career with North Platte Public Schools in 1996.  I enjoyed teaching resource students at the following elementary schools:  Buffalo, Lincoln, and Jefferson.  In 2005, I began teaching 2nd grade at Washington Elementary, and it has been the highlight of my career.  In 2007 I earned my master’s degree from Doane College in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.

I believe, and have seen the proof, that ALL children can learn.  My strongest conviction as a teacher is to build relationships with my students so that they will reach their highest potential.