Faculty

Jon Rice
Assistant Head of School and History Teacher
802.427.8017  |  jrice@burkemtnacademy.org 
B.A. University of New Hampshire, M.A. University of New Hampshire
Jon came to Burke in 2013 after 12 years at nearby St. Johnsbury Academy where he served as Social Studies Department Chair, head dorm parent, and Director of the Outing Club. He lives in St. Johnsbury with his wife, Jen, and son, Liam.

Tom Bojko
Director of College Counseling and Humanities Teacher
802.427.8008|  tbojko@burkemtnacademy.org
B.A. Syracuse University, M.A. Columbia University
Tom has spent the past three decades working in schools in the US and abroad as a teacher, college counselor, and dean. He is a passionate cyclist and an enthusiastic athlete more generally. Born and raised in Connecticut and Maine, Tom now lives in Newark, VT.

Beth Brodie
World Languages – Spanish and French
802.338.1844|  bbrodie@burkemtnacademy.org
B.A Bowdoin College, M.A.T School for International Training, ED.D University of Vermont
Beth comes to BMA after a long career as a world language teacher and principal. She began her teaching career in southern Vermont and has been living in the the Burlington area since 2009. As a previous instructor for UVM and Castleton University, she taught the world language methods course, supervised preservice teachers at UVM and taught the New Teacher Seminar. Her passions include sailing, gardening and skiing… and of course, her dog, Ria.

David Chamberlain
History & English Teacher
802.427.8028  |  dchamberlain@burkemtnacademy.org
B.A. Providence College, M.A. University of New Hampshire
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), American Historical Association (AHA), Barringer Research Fellow at the International Institute for Jefferson Studies at Monticello
Prior to coming to Burke, Dave taught history for six years at Kennett High School in Conway, N.H. He completed graduate study in American History at the University of New Hampshire, which he attended on a James Madison Memorial Fellowship. He and his wife, Rachel, are dorm parents in Heib.

Francesca De Lorme
Art Teacher
802.427.8036  |  fdelorme@burkemtnacademy.org
B.A. University of California Santa Barbara, Post-Graduate Studies National University
Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, Kingdom Trails Landowner’s Group
Francesca has over 20 years experience with educational programs and the arts, including personal interest in mosaics, hot glass, jewelry, architecture, watercolors, textiles, photography, and graphic design. Her work can be viewed in galleries, residences, and businesses nationwide, and one of her pieces was selected for inclusion in the National Mosaic Exhibit. She lives in East Burke with her husband in a home built out of 60% recycled materials.

Elizabeth Duffy
Learning Specialist
802.427.8008  |  eduffy@burkemtnacademy.org
B.A. Saint Anselm College, M.Ed. Providence College, M.Ed. Plymouth State University
After a few years of teaching elementary school in Rhode Island, Elizabeth started her journey at BMA in 2017. As a Literacy Specialist and TESOL teacher, she has been able to bring her knowledge and expertise into the BMA community. Outside of the classroom, Elizabeth is a dorm parent in Moulton House and serves as the Director of Student Life. Her favorite elements of being a Burkie include: living and working in a community based on trust and built on equity, being challenged by the students’ independence and curiosity day in and day out, and of course, as a new skier, having a crop of world-class instructors as students in the classroom and teachers on the hill!

David Iverson
Science & Math Teacher, Race Secretary
802.427.8027  | diverson@burkemtnacademy.org
B.A. University of Rochester, M.S. Kansas State University
VARA Board of Directors, Vermont Alpine Officials Committee Chairperson
A lifelong Nordic skier, David has spent two decades working at ski academies. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he runs the timing system at our races and was honored in 2005 as the VARA Official of the Year, and in 2014 as the VARA Volunteer of the Year. Born and raised in Syracuse, he now resides in East Burke.

Rebecca Young Ireland ’96
English Teacher
802.626.5607  |  rireland@burkemtnacademy.org 
B.A. Williams College, J.D. William Mitchell College of Law
Rebecca previously practiced as a trial attorney in Minneapolis and was an adjunct professor of law teaching legal writing and reasoning.  She graduated with honors from Williams College with a degree in English.  She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

John McKinnon
Science and Math Teacher
802.626.5607  |  jmckinnon@burkemtnacademy.org 
B.S. University of Vermont, M.A. University of Vermont
John came to Burke after 15 years of teaching in Vermont.  He has served as Science Department Chair, dorm parent, MakerSpace developer and coach of Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Ultimate.  He lives in Burke with his wife, Erin, and children, Una and Pace.

Ida Sargent ’06
Science and Math Teacher
802.626.5607|  isargent@burkemtnacademy.org