Faculty & Staff Profiles

Debra Burke

Titles: Middle School Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, UC Davis
P.E. and Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials, Notre Dame de Namur University

I’m passionate about teaching young students about physical education—how to move our bodies, how to keep our bodies healthy, and how to be fit for life.

Mrs. Burke became Santa Catalina’s middle school athletic director in 2018. Hailing from the Bay Area, she previously taught at a K-8 charter school in Los Altos. She enjoys swimming, running, camping, playing water polo, watching Food Network, and shopping at farmers markets. She and her husband, Jon, have two young children, Kai and Michael. In addition to overseeing the Middle School sports program, she teaches physical education to all students in PreK-Grade 8.