Mr. Ryan Burns

Hello My Name Is...

Mr. Ryan Burns


Keeping my Kiddos Safe

My name is Ryan Burns (Mr. Burns).  I am so excited to be your child’s RISE fourth grade teacher this year and look forward to a year full of excitement and learning!

This is my Eighth year teaching and 1st year at Calvin Donaldson. I was in the building though for the last 6 months subbing and volunteering in order to get to know these awesome kiddos.   Donaldson is an amazing place! I truly enjoy being around such enthusiastic students, staff, and parents. 

I just moved to Chattanooga last year after 25 years in Colorado.  I have a 20 year old son in college in Colorado and an 8 year old daughter attending 3rd grade this year in this amazing district.

I graduated from Illinois State University in 1994 with a degree in Geology.  I went on to earn a Master’s Degree (MBA Masters in Business Administration)  I then ran steel mills across the country for 15+ years, but my passion was always working with kids as a coach and mentor, so I went back to school to earn my Masters in Elementary Education and have been teaching ever since.

In my spare time J I like to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of America, Coach Baseball and Basketball Kids Sports and attend my student’s events and games.  **(Yes my spare time is with kiddos and I love it)**

I promote an atmosphere of safety, trust, and respect in my classroom.  I work hard to create a sense of community and build teamwork among the students.  Thank you for trusting me with your most prized possession.  I am looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with you and your child.