BRIGHTON, COLO. (March 4, 2019) – 27J Schools is proud to announce the selection of Michael (Mike) Burke as the new principal of Prairie View High School.
Mr. Burke has served as the assistant principal at Prairie View High School for the past six years, and prior to that, he was dean of students at Colorado High School Charter for four years. Mr. Burke received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and Art from Cornell College in Iowa and his Masters of Education and professional principal license from Regis University in Denver.
“I am very excited and honored to become the next principal at Prairie View High School and I look forward to working with our amazing staff to continually improve the teaching and learning adults and students engage in every day at Prairie View High School,” said Mike Burke. “I also want to continue working with our parents and the community to increase learning experiences and opportunities for all our students, giving them the best possible high school experience.”
Prairie View High School staff and parents participated in the selection process which included out-of-state candidates. Mr. Burke emerged from a pool of 15 potential principals, and proved himself worthy over three rounds of interviews.
“We could not be more proud of Mike Burke or more excited to name him as the next principal at Prairie View High School,” said 27J Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Fiedler.
Mr. Burke will continue his current role of assistant principal at Prairie View High School with the support of current principal, Jaime White. Mr. Burke will officially become principal on July 1, 2019 when current Principal Jaime White transitions to her new role as 27J Schools Director of Intervention Services.
About 27J Schools: 27J Schools educates almost 18,000 students from Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Lochbuie, and Thornton and encompasses parts of Adams, Broomfield and Weld