Orchard Valley Middle School

Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Mrs. Colleen Burdasz

Phone: (856) 582-5353 ext. 5821


Degrees and Certifications:

BA English from Albright College BA Secondary Education (6-12) from Albright College

Mrs. Colleen Burdasz


Welcome to seventh grade!  I am anticipating a wonderful 2016 – 2017 school year.  Seventh grade is full of many new learning adventures and we will spend some time getting to know each other through our reading and writing.  Here are some interesting facts about me.  I graduated Albright College in 2002 with a degree in English and Secondary Education.  I have been teaching seventh grade English, at Orchard Valley, since September 2008. Before teaching at OVMS, I taught high school English for four years. I have been teaching for 13 years. 

I am married to my incredible husband, Tom, have a two-year-old son, Travis, and a three-year-old dog, Wrigley, and Anna is our newest addition born on May 18, 2016.  Being a parent keeps me very busy.  When I am not at school, teaching and snapping photos for the yearbook, I am at home enjoying my family.  Some of my hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, and travelling.  My life is truly an adventure!

In English class this year, we will take many adventures in reading and writing! Our new Units of Study will focus on many different genres:  narrative, informational, literary, and argumentative will be our main units of study.  There are some changes to the schedule this year. We now have a new 50-minute ELA period, plus an additional 50-minute WRAP (Writing and Reading Application Period) once a week. Please arrive to class on time, bring your materials, and plan to learn something new every day. As you can see, we will be very busy in English! Please check my website often; I will use it to post important information for our class.


Please contact me anytime if you have questions or concerns.  You can also sign up for my remind. http://tinyurl.com/h4zlep8

Parents, click here to view my Back to School Night presentation: http://tinyurl.com/grm9yq6