Hi! My name is Maria Burdine, the next Assistant Principal at Virginia Court! I am excited to kick off a great year with students, staff, families and the community! I have spent the majority of my educational journey in APS at various schools, advocating for all students and their educational needs. Most recently, I was a Restorative Liaison/Dean at East Middle School, but I have experience as a teacher, Admin TOSA and ELD Instructional Coach at the K-12 levels. My husband and I have one son and one daughter. We enjoy family time on the weekends visiting the zoo, watching movies and exploring things to do in Colorado. I also enjoy reading, journaling, listening to music, spending time with family and friends and venturing to various hot springs in my free time. My motto in life is to Live, Love, Laugh. I live by this; it brings joy to my life, and I try to instill it in others. Our community deserves a school where all feel welcome to embrace their learning, and I will strive to support our students in making that happen, every day. I can’t wait to partner with you in the success of our Virginia Court students!