Brown Middle School

Barry Burch - 6th Gr Social Studies and eLab Specialist

Hi friends!

I am Coach Burch.  I am excited about this year at Brown Middle School!  I have been teaching for 11 years.  I have taught all subjects in different grade levels from 5th, 6th, and 8th grades. 
My wife, Shannon, is an 8th grade Science teacher for Ooltewah Middle School.  We have been married for 16 years and have an 10-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl.  We spend a lot of time camping and paddling down rivers. 

Before teaching in public school, I was an outdoor educator and business manager.  I worked my way through school as a carpenter, river guide, ski instructor, and even a library assistant for a little while.  A random fact about me is that I can ride a bicycle facing backwards better than most people can ride one normally.  I find success in the classroom through building good relationships with students by treating them with respect and trying to model respect for everyone.  I believe that most people are stronger than they realize and love to share how beautiful the world looks through the lens of science.  Every new school year is a great adventure and I look forward to sharing it with my students and their families.

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