Hello, students and parents, my name is Christopher Burawa. I teach 10th-grade Language Arts and Mythology (an elective language arts class for 11th and 12th graders). This is my second year at the high school. Before coming to the high school, I was the permanent substitute teacher at Twin Bluff School. I love working in education. Before moving to Red Wing with my family in 2015, I worked as the director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (a research center devoted to cross-disciplinary work with other departments and colleges), in Clarksville, TN. I am excited to be teaching at the high school because I can vividly recall how my own love of learning caught fire through the outstanding high school teachers I had in public school.
I was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. Because of my father’s job as a contractor with NASA, we lived in Bermuda and Spain and then settled in the States. I have had a variety of jobs over the years; peer-reviewed journal editor, technical writer, internet project manager, grant writer, community college instructor, adjunct faculty for a graduate creative writing program, program and communications director for a state arts agency, director of an arts research center, and executive director of an artist residency program. I am also a poet and translator.
I am excited for the coming school year and can’t wait to learn about our students and support them in their learning. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me any time.