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Mrs. Catie Burnette
My name is Catie Burnette and I am honored to be your Assistant Principal! I am so thankful to be a part of the Hilburn Academy Hawk's Nest. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, I taught first grade in rural Eastern North Carolina as part of the Teacher for America corps. After getting married, I moved to Raleigh and continued my career in both first and second grade at Bugg Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School. During my time at Bugg, I have worked with beginning teachers, coached Girls on the Run, and worked as an A+ Fellow with the A+ Schools Program of NC. I was also selected as Teacher of the Year by my colleagues and as a semi-finalist for Wake County Schools during the 2015-16 school year. Throughout my educational career, I have worked alongside many leaders who have shaped my values and beliefs. They helped me to also grow as a leader in and out of the classroom and encouraged me to further my education. I completed my Master's in School Administration at North Carolina State University. I love the seeing the smiling faces of students, teachers and families each day at Hilburn Academy. My husband, George, is an attorney that works with First Citizen's Bank as a Wealth Planning Specialist. We live with our dog, Lola, in downtown Raleigh and enjoy trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, and going to Atlantic Beach with our family.
Alumni: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University (HOUSE DIVIDED)
My Favorite Children's Book: The Rainbow Fish
My Favorite Quote: "Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.