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Principal's Message

Principal Makridis

Hello Burcham Community,

It is a true honor to serve as Burcham’s Principal alongside an amazing group of teachers and staff.  Burcham’s reputation for academic excellence and equitable learning opportunities has propelled us forward post pandemic. Beyond the focus of academics, our school is one of the most fun places to learn thanks to our partnership with the Burcham PTA.  Our motto at Burcham is “all hands on deck” as everyone from the front office to the custodial staff to the teaching staff have a responsibility to your children.  It truly takes a village, or a BOBCAT pack, to raise a child.  Our dedication to your children’s academic success and socio-emotional development is our priority.  We promise to provide the highest quality in instruction, promote self-awareness and identity and provide a nurturing learning environment where children thrive.  We promise to ensure open communication from school to home and be transparent in our practices along with our data outcomes.  We promise to create a warm, welcoming campus where all voices are heard and parents/guardians are active contributors to the success of our students.  

With 24 years of work experience within our district as an educator and a product of LBUSD, I am confident to say that Burcham Elementary School is a gem and a wonderful place to learn.  We hope you too feel the same about your choice in school.  Thank you for your support and continuous efforts in ensuring your child receives the very best education.  GO Burcham BOBCATS!