Rick Burcham currently teaches sixth grade math and science at Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany. He received his B.S. and Master of Education in Special Education from Memphis State University and his Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee State University. Rick believes, "To maximize our ability to help students, we must feel at ease with our personal feelings and beliefs about teaching. Your role, the students' roles, and your involvement with school improvement illuminate your beliefs about teaching." A counselor at his school says, "Rick builds rigor, challenge and meaning into his curriculum; these few techniques shared here are just some of his many magical techniques that capture the imagination of his students as they apply themselves to the rigor."

2006 winner, Rick Burcham
Rick Burcham
Math and Science Teacher
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