Debra Burkert Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Science, Social Studies



Oklahoma State University, 1989, Bachelor of Science

Troy State University at Dothan, 1997, Master of Science - Elementary Education



This is my twentieth year teaching in elementary classrooms, including three years in Vestavia Hills Schools, two years in Athens City, and fourteen years in our outstanding Madison City School System.   I've served as an Enrichment Specialist, 4th and 6th Grade Teacher, and have taught all subject areas over those years.  I set high standards for myself as a professional to meet the needs of my students.  To insure a productive school year, I firmly believe in communication between students, parents, and teachers.   I love my job, and look forward to getting to know your child this school year!!!!    




I am a proud mom of two wonderful children and am currently adjusting to a new phase of life as they grow and become much more independent.  During May 2016 my son graduated from college, and my daughter from high school.  My husband of two years and sweet Cocker Spaniel, Daisy Mae, have also been a blessing in my life. 

Outside of teaching, I love to exercise and am involved in local tennis leagues.  I have a passion for reading, and cooking is a favorite hobby when time allows.  I was born in the Ft. Walton Beach/Destin area and love to travel that direction when given the opportunity.   My students and friends will often hear news about the latest scores for OSU Cowboys, OU Sooners, and OKC Thunder sports teams, which I follow closely.