Hello Math Friends,
I'm Donna Burk, co-author of Bridges in Mathematics, K-2. I live in San Jose, California with my husband, Gary, and Baxter, our 18-month-old Golden Retriever. We have three married sons and five terrific grandchildren. I started my teaching career with 37 fifth graders and loved the three years I taught that grade level. After a maternity leave, I co-taught a gifted and talented sixth grade and one period of eighth grade math. As that was ending, a principal friend called and asked me to teach a kindergarten class. That was a huge time of learning as they showed me how little I knew about meeting all children's needs. I then taught first, second and third grades where my quest for knowledge, especially in how all children could learn math, kept me looking for more answers.