Scott Burke was born and raised in Southeast Michigan near Detroit. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and in Philosophy. Scott moved to Colorado in 2007 to become a counselor for youth transitioning from lockdown facilities to independent living. He then began working in after school programming in South Denver. In working with “at-risk youth”, Scott observed many instances where students’ struggles in school and life in general, were linked to the lack of success in the mathematics classroom. This is when Scott decided to become a teacher in DPS, and hence, “El Profesor” was born!
Scott is now in his 4th year of teaching at WCA. In his free time he enjoys cooking, running, rock climbing, eating, and then eating some more. His favorite parts of his job are the dynamic students, the musical and artistic approach of the school, and the intense, forest-like beard of Mr. Flikke.
West Career Academy
Mathematics - Rm 120