As the first day of our inaugural school year approaches, we're thrilled to unveil to you the team that will make up the founding faculty & staff of BASIS Independent Fremont. Many thanks to all who have participated in our numerous hiring events that have led to the hiring of such a talented group of professionals. We're pleased that you took part in such a crucial process of the establishing of our cohesive school community. We're pleased to introduce to you Heather Burley, Subject Expert Teacher: Drama at BASIS Independent Fremont.

heather-burley1.jpgMs. Burley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Learning from Ohio State University. Mrs. Burley possesses a Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade Drama/Theatre teaching license.  

Her goal as an educator is to use drama as a vehicle to help students excel academically and artistically. Ms. Burley’s integrated approach to teaching drama motivates students to reach their highest potential. She provides a supportive learning environment that inspires a love of learning within each student. Ms. Burley is passionate about teaching drama and provides challenging curriculum that is both fun and engaging. 

Ms. Burley’s goals as an educator are a perfect match to the BASIS Independent approach to education. Ms. Burley loves developing drama lessons within the framework of a STEM focused liberal arts curriculum. She believes strongly in building the connection between the arts and STEM subjects, preparing students to engage in critical thinking, creative thought, and collaborative inquiry.  

“The core of my teaching philosophy is to enhance students’ understanding of academic curriculum and to build social skills through drama exploration. My lessons artfully integrate drama with academics which investigate global perspectives on topics. I create a classroom environment that fosters collaboration and encourages students to work as a community of learners. I invite my students to recognize how their unique skill sets and interests contribute to the classroom, as a whole. I create a safe space where students feel empowerment through their learning, sparking creativity that will shape our future,” says Ms. Burley

Ms. Burley enjoys teaching and practicing yoga. She has participated in training workshops with Marcel Marceau and the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

You're invited to a Special Open House event on May 22 to learn more and meet our passionate teachers in person!

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