Phone: 616.453.8229 Ext. 510
Degrees and Certifications:
I have earned a Master's Degree in Education from Aquinas College along with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Minor in Communications from Michigan State University. I hold a Professional Teaching Certificate from both the State of Michigan and the State of North Carolina. Additionally, I have obtained my Diocesan Catechist Certification.
Mrs. Kendra Burns
My name is Kendra Burns, and I teach Middle School English. After teaching Language Arts at St. Anthony for six years, my family and I relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina, where I taught both middle school English and high school English and Film courses. My husband, our three sons, and I have been back in Grand Rapids since 2013, and I am elated to be back at St. Anthony for my fourth year! What's even better is my oldest is in Kindergarten, and I am privileged to share all the wonderful traits that make up this amazing school! Like they say, "The West Side is the BEST Side!"
St. Anthony Middle School English includes the aspects of grammar usage and language, writing in various styles and settings, assessments, Daily Oral Language, presentations, and assignments.
Students will learn to write in complete sentences using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Moreover, those who want to earn above average grades will include sentence variety and incorporate their own style and creativity. Each student has a definitive writing style and voice which can be developed into a unique and poised gift to share.
Catholic virtues and identity will be modeled, practiced, and expected both inside and outside the classroom. This year's theme is "Souls on Fire," which correlates with the Bible story about the Road to Emmaus in Luke's Gospel."Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" Luke 24:32.
Click on the link to view Burns's Bulletin 2016 (the Middle School English syllabus) including procedures, grading criteria, and class rules. Syllabus