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Dr. Jerry Burkett

UNT Dallas
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Dr. Jerry R. Burkett is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He has 20 years of public education experience on the elementary and secondary levels in the state of Texas serving in a variety of roles including teacher, principal, and administrator. Dr. Burkett’s experience includes administration experience in Title I elementary schools; community engagement and parental involvement initiatives; implementing North Texas’ first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concept school on the elementary level; as well as incorporating partnerships with corporations and universities into the classroom experience.
He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Dallas Baptist University with specialization in alternative and traditional certification and its relationship to classroom management. He earned a Master of Educational Administration degree from Dallas Baptist University in 2004 and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University in 1999.
Dr. Burkett serves as an advocate for public education, writing and speaking on topics including educational leadership and policy, school finance, and restorative discipline practice.