Brenda D. Burke Public School in Halton
Brenda Burke dedicated her life to teaching young children professionally for 39 years working for the Halton Board of Education. Her early years were spent teaching at Sunningdale Public School in Oakville and then she taught for more than 30 years at Robert Baldwin Public School in Milton. At Robert Baldwin, Brenda taught everything from Grade 2 through to Grade 5 as well as the library. Her students loved her for she was a caring, patient, nurturing teacher who gave her students confidence and an eagerness to learn. The Robert Baldwin staff highly respected her calm, common-sense leadership, her eloquence, her kindness, her patience and her professionalism. But above all, Brenda was a truly remarkable teacher and a model for all to emulate. She was admired for her wisdom, her talents, her integrity, her honesty and her loyalty. Brenda sought no self glory and always placed others in the best light. Even after retiring, Brenda contributed 9 more years to education as a supply teacher, and during that time she won the Occasional Teacher of the Year Award. She also tutored many students during those years. Brenda passed away on January 24th, 2011 and will be sadly missed by the thousands of lives she touched on her journey. I can think of no one else more deserving than to have the next new public school in Milton named after her. The “Brenda D. Burke Public School” would be a most fitting tribute to this remarkable caring woman. If you too agree then please sign this petition. Thank You.