Ross Burkhardt Collection


Ross M. Burkhardt


174 cubic feet


Peace Corps - 1960's
New York State Middle School Association
National Middle School Association
Middle Level Education
Robert Burkhardt's JFK Inauguration scrapbook


Ross M. Burkhardt, a twin, was born in New York State (12/9/40), graduated from Dartmouth College (1962) and earned his Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania (1966). He served as a physical education teacher in the Peace Corps (Tunisia 1962-64), was an Operation Crossroads Africa leader to Sierra Leone (1964) and Upper Volta (1967), and ran for the New York State Assembly (1968). Ross taught at Monroe-Woodbury High School (1965-1972) and Shoreham-Wading River Middle School (1972-97) and is a former president of the New York State Middle School Association (1983-85) and National Middle School Association (1995-96). Ross has served on the board of New Mexico Middle Level Educators, Inc. since 2002. Ross was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 1998.

Author of Men Our Age: Reflections of a Generation (an oral history of the Dartmouth Class of 1962, published in 1993), Writing for Real: Strategies for Engaging Adolescent Writers (Stenhouse, 2003) and Using Poetry in the Classroom: Engaging Students in Learning (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006).

Ross has two children, Katie (b. 2/18/68) and Théo (b. 7/22/69) and two step children, Eric Howard (b. 12/31/62) and Brita Howard (b. 5/3/66).


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