Principal Welcome Letter

Mrs.BurkeDear Parents, Guardians and Students,

July 1, 2021
What an exciting time for everyone here at TMSA as we begin another year! My name is Diane Burke and I am the TMSA Elementary School Principal. I am married and have three children. One serving as a United States Marine, and two girls attending high school. I have been in North Carolina for 20 years and am originally from Long Island, New York. I am one of five siblings and the only girl!

I have had teaching experience in each grade level from K – 5th grade, as well as being a reading remediation teacher for a Title l school. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2010 with a Master Degree in School Administration. I have served in several leadership roles before becoming principal and have been involved with TMSA since the early stages as a founding board member. I am extremely excited about the growth and initiatives taking place as we have grown and expanded so much in a short time and what we were able to accomplish during Digital Learning last year.

I am really happy to be here and to serve the TMSA Community. I have had over 30 years of experience in education and I am passionate about working with staff, students, families and community.

It has been a very busy summer and I look forward to building many lasting relationships with our new and returning students and their families. I will be proactive and visible as I visit classrooms and interact with the students, teachers, staff and parents on a daily basis.
Please be sure to read through the student handbook, keep up with the website updates, read and listen to the school messages via email, phone and announcements. You may also follow us on our Facebook page for updates, information and great things going on at our school. We will continue to enhance our program with character education and growing well rounded Tigers of Character. We will continue to improve the great traditions which have been established over the years and implement new ones as this will be our 13th year anniversary to our doors opening in 2008.

On behalf of the TMSA Administration Team, I welcome new and old students and their families to the 2021-2022 school year! I hope that you will join us in our journey to excellence! It is going to be a great year!

Best Regards,

Diane Burke

Triad Math and Science Academy
Elementary School Principal