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Jerry Burch
Deputy Superintendent
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Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, & Technology             

Jerry Burch began his teaching and education career at Clinton Public School in Clinton, Oklahoma.  While there Jerry taught middle school Science and coach football at the middle school and soccer at the high school.


In 1991 Jerry Burch began his administrative career at Sweetwater Oklahoma.  The Sweetwater Public School District offered a great learning experience for a new administrator.  The teachers and students of the Sweetwater school system gave this administrator many fond memories as well as a solid foundation and vision for what education would become.


Jerry began his administrative tenure in Kansas in 1993 as the Elementary Principal of Unified School District 494 Syracuse Kansas.  Syracuse is a Class 2A school with approximately 550 students and is located approximately fifty miles west of Garden City.  Jerry became Superintendent of School at USD 494 in 1996 and began to reform the old technology and buildings to meet the growing demand of the community.  Technology was implemented in all classrooms with a 2:1 student to computer ratio.  Syracuse offered some unique circumstance as the community began to grow due to the large corporate dairy industry that moved to southwest Kansas from California.  While Mr. Burch was at Syracuse he was instrumental in the successful Eight Million Dollar bond issue.  This was to construct a new Jr./Sr. High School.  Mr. Burch also served on the Dairy Days Scholarship Committee, the ESL/Bilingual Directors Associations, and the Migrant Education Directors Association.  While at Syracuse Jerry implemented numerous educational programs, which consist of the Migrant Even Start Program, Parents as Teachers Program, and the Community Learning Center.


Burch moved Unified School District #309 Nickerson – South Hutchinson as Superintendent of Schools in 2003.  U.S.D. 309 is a Class 4A school system with 1250 students.  The district consists of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.  Under Mr. Burch’s vision and leadership, Nickerson High School began one of only nine one-to-one laptop initiatives in the State of Kansas in 2004.  Every student in grades nine through twelve were issued a laptop computer that is connected to a wireless LAN.  Jerry’s vision of changing high schools began with training and discussions developed through the Kansas Alliance of 21st Century Leaders and the KAL-Tech Academy.  “Learning is no longer about how much time one must endure but what our student can produce and demonstrate while maintaining the most engagement for every student.” 


Burch moved to Geary Oklahoma to head up Geary Public Schools in 2009.  While at Geary the community bonded together to pass a bond issue to repair the Fieldhouse and many other repairs across the district.  Once again technology found a need for Burch’s vision and experience.  While at Geary the network and infrastructure was replaced and made more robust to support a wireless environment and the added laptops and additional devices.


Jerry Burch moved to Woodward Oklahoma in 2013 to take a renewed role as Elementary Principal at Highland Park Elementary.  Once again, he returned to work with and be near the needs of the students.  In 2014, Mr. Reynolds and the Woodward Board moved Burch to his current role as Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, & Technology.  Mr. Burch continues to explore new and innovative ways to assist students, parents, and the Woodward community to embrace the newly deployed one-to-one iPad initiative and to improve all offerings to our students.





Phone: 580-256-6063 x3452Email: Jerry BurchWoodward Public Schools
1023 10th Street Woodward Oklahoma 73801