Meet the Principal

Mrs. Burt is excited to start another school year as the principal of LUCHA Elementary School!

Mrs. Burt was on the original design team of LUCHA, working closely with parent leaders to create the vision and structure for our small school of choice.  Mrs. Burt (then known as Ms. Henny) taught 1st and 2nd grade and served as the lead teacher for three years before taking over as principal in 2007.  After two years as principal, Mrs. Burt left to found a charter elementary school in the Rocketship Education Network.  She returned to LUCHA in March 2011 and is enjoying being back with her “family”. 

Mrs. Burt is originally from New Jersey, but moved to California in 2002 as part of the Teach for America program where she taught 1st grade at Meyer Elementary.  She graduated from Boston College as an Education and Organizational Studies double major with a Spanish minor.