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Christa Burris
4th Grade Teacher
W.J. Murphy Elementary
(847) 270-9950
Hi! My name is Mrs. Burris and I have been teaching at W.J. Murphy for 6 years now. I started out with a Computer Technology degree, but after a few years decided to go back to school and obtain a degree I was truly passionate about, which was teaching. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education through Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. After that I went on to further my education and obtained my Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction through National Louis University. I still felt I wanted to take more classes so I studied an additional 30 credit hours online and gained valuable ideas and insights that have helped me enhance my craft.

I am also a mom to two beautiful children who keep me very busy outside of the classroom! My husband is also very busy working as a Firefighter in 2 different towns, Palatine and McHenry. In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, crafting and running. My husband and I do many different runs throughout the year to keep active.

I enjoy my job so much and am very happy that I have the privilege of teaching and shaping our young minds!