Kathleen Burke joined the Robert Crown Center for Health Education in July 2005, and brought with her an extensive record of accomplishment.
Over the last eight years as CEO of the Robert Crown Center for Health Education
has revised the curriculum using current standards of best practice, introduced hands-on, inquiry-based teaching, new media and technology, formative and summative evaluation in an effort to improve the experience and knowledge of the learner.
Financial, human resource, marketing and development systems were strengthened, and community partnerships developed to expand the Center's reach in the Chicago metropolitan region.
For the last 6 years she
has worked to integrate health concepts into math, science, and engineering subject areas through an innovative approach to professional development for teachers developed in collaboration with the Center for Collaboration at Aurora University
Over the past three years she
stewarded an intensive collaborative effort to stop the increasing heroin deaths of our youth introducing a new model of health education that is research-based, relevant, sustainable and effective for both children and their influencers.
Burke received her BS degree from Penn State University, her MS degree from Rush University and is ABD in Educational Policy and Leadership at University of Illinois at Chicago.