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About the Expert
Dr. Jerry R. Burkett is an elementary school principal in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that has worked in education for more than 12 years.
He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Dallas Baptist University with specialization in alternative and traditional certification and its relationship to classroom management. He earned his masters in educational administration from Dallas Baptist University in 2004 a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University in 1999.
His experience in education ranges from history teacher to administrator. Additionally, Dr. Burkett served as social studies grant coordinator in the Fort Worth Independent School District and was responsible for management of a $1 million grant from the Department of Education aimed at fostering the development of teacher knowledge in United States History in grades 5, 8, and 11.
Dr. Burkett has served as an advocate for education writing and speaking on educational topics ranging from school finance to educational issues in the classroom. He was recently featured on the Scott Braddock Show on KRLD 1080 radio.
Dr. Burkett is married to Kimberly and has one son named Jackson. He plays recreational sports, guitar, and reads and writes in his spare time.
Dissertation: Alternative and Traditional Certified Elementary Teachers: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Their First-year in the Classroom Environment
Facebook: “Supporters of Texas Public Education”