A native Iowan, Miss Burch attended public schools in Estherville, Iowa, from kindergarten through sophomore year of college.  She then attended Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska (now Concordia University), attaining a degree in secondary education with an emphasis in both biology and English.  Her first teaching placement was in Rockford, Illinois, at the Lutheran High School.  After five years in Rockford (during which time she taught Rev. Hennig!), she received a call to Lutheran High School here in Springfield.  Accepting this call, she had plans to continue her education at Sangamon State University (now UIS) in the field of counseling.  She finished her Master’s degree in counseling and continues in this role today.  Over the years, Miss Burch has taught in several rooms (including Ezekiel, Corinthians, and Daniel) and in several departments (including music, math, social studies, foreign language, science, and English).  In her spare time, you may find her with a book or tablet reading legal thrillers or historical fiction (no fantasy or science fiction, please).  Or, you may spot her on the LuHi golf cart (going max speed) during a soccer or baseball game.  It should be noted that Miss Burch has an uncanny fascination with parenthetical statements (as if you could not tell!).