Position: Band Director
School District: Mesquite ISD
School: John Horn High School

How has this person changed your life?:
Mr. Burke has been one of the most influential teachers during my High School years. He, along with my parents, taught me the meaning of hard work and that it's OK to fail, but if you do, don't just sit there, fix it. I have also learned many other life lessons from Mr. Burke and Marching Band, I have learned discipline, Multi-Tasking, Team Work, Time Management, Camaraderie, Sacrifice, Resilience, Flexibility, Trust, Manners, and Respect. Mr. Burke really cares about his band students and band is an extended family it’s not just a class.