Phone: 208-855-4430


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Education - Elementary Education - University of Idaho (Current Program) M.S. Professional Counseling - Grand Canyon University

Mr. Burwell

Welcome to 5th Grade at BMSA! I am excited to go on this 2020 school year adventure with you!


I grew up in Meridian, attending all three "Meridian" schools (elementary, middle and high!). I then received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Idaho (GO VANDALS!) and returned to the West Ada district where I grew up.

I am in my 12th year of teaching and have taught all grades from 2nd through 5th (including a 2/3 combo). I have spent many years in this building and LOVE everything about our BMSA community!

I am ALMOST DONE with a master's degree in Professional Counseling and am excited to use my new skills and learning in the classroom. While I have no immediate plans to leave the classroom, I am excited to see how I can combine education, counseling, and a passion for helping kids in my next career phase.

In the classroom I love inquiry and exploration; helping students understand their academic, social and emotional worlds; and setting high expectations for kids and supporting them as they show how amazing they can be! In my spare time I love cooking, traveling the world with my wife, and spending time with friends!


This school year brings a lot of new challenges, different routines and expectations, and opportunities to grow. We will do our best, at all times, to keep everyone safe, healthy, and learning! To see our school's Health and Safety Plan, please go HERE.


The best way for parents to contact me is via email.

Students can contact me through district email as well, or drop me a message on our Teams site!

If you are a parent or student and would like to see something added to our website for easy access, please let me know!