Mr. Burch began working with children at the age 16. Since then, he has taught everything from preschool to 5th grade. After spending the past year attempting to change careers, Mr. Burch is back in the classroom doing what he was always meant to do – Teaching!”
Martha Burgess is one of the teachers who helped found Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy in 2009. Her love for the performing arts began in elementary school and lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theater Performance from the University of South Dakota. In 2007, Mrs. Burgess earned a Master’s degree in Drama Therapy from Kansas State University and joined the charter Denver corps of Teach for America. She became a registered Drama Therapist and was inducted into the National Association for Drama Therapy in November of 2011. Mrs. Burgess has been awarded the Mile High teacher of the year in 2007 (Rachel B. Noel) and 2012 (KCAA). She believes that the arts are an amazing tool for building self confidence, social awareness, and empathy for others. Mrs. Burgess is happily married to a fire fighter from Canada named Rio and together they love to play with their dog, Sadie, hike, and work on projects around the house.