Arbor View Principal Emily Burnett
For Emily Burnett, there's no greater thrill than watching a student who has worked hard finally reach a breakthrough.
“I love working in education because I love to see the spark children get when they learn,” Burnett said.
Burnett was named the principal at Arbor View Elementary in June 2019. For Burnett, it was a return to a district she knows well.
“Arbor View feels like home to me," Burnett said. "When you walk into the building, you can tell the students and the staff are excited about learning. This is a place I really want to be.”
Burnett had previously worked as the Administrator of Programs and Services for the Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE). At CASE, Burnett worked with students, parents, and staff from seven local districts, including CCSD 89.
Burnett coached teachers on classroom management, assistive technologies, and system evaluation. CASE provides expertise and resources to school districts on social-emotional learning, instruction, assessment, special education, technology, and more.
Prior to working at CASE, Burnett taught in a self-contained classroom at Briar Glen Elementary School, where she also completed a principal internship program.
Burnett has a Masters Degree in School Leadership from Concordia University and a Special Education Director Endorsement from Lewis University. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Special Education from Elmhurst College.
Burnett is married with two college-age sons.
Contact Emily Burnett:
Arbor View Administrative Assistant: Jacklyn Ackerman email