Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jan Burkhalter
I graduated from Auburn High School in 1999.
In 2004, I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
I am working to complete my Master’s Degree in Gifted Education at Troy University and will have completed it by spring 2021.
In 2004, I received my first teaching job at Chalkville Elementary School in Jefferson County teaching self-contained fourth grade. In 2005, I moved back to Auburn and began teaching third grade at Ogletree Elementary School. I taught third grade for six years before making a move to first grade. I taught first grade for three years at both Ogletree and at Richland Elementary School, also in Auburn. I took a break from teaching when my son began kindergarten. While I was out of the classroom, I taught several maternity leaves in first, third, and fifth grades. I began teaching the gifted program in the Lee County Schools in 2019. I teach third through sixth grade gifted at Beauregard Elementary School, Sanford Middle School, and Wacoochee Elementary School.
I have been married to my husband Drew since 2004. We have two children, Andrew and Mary Lee. We love to travel as a family. We love the beach, skiing, going to the lake, playing games, enjoying time with friends, and tailgating in the fall. My children are both heavily involved in sports (baseball and gymnastics), and we spend a good bit of time supporting them in their activities as well.