Congratulations to Michelle Burford, sworn in as an appointed Director to the Affton Board of Education on May 2. She will complete the unfinished term of Director Larry Knox, and must run for election in the April 2018 general election. That term will last three years. Learn more about Mrs. Burford below:
Name: Michelle L. Burford
Occupation: Coordinator of Connections at The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens
Years You Have Lived in the District: 4
Tell us about your family. Who supports you? Do you have any children or other family members in the district? I have been married to Chris Burford for 17 years, he works in law enforcement. We have 2 sons who both attend Affton schools (currently, Mesnier and Gotsch). My mom also lives in the district, in Shrewsbury.
What previous involvement or volunteer work do you have with Affton School District? I served as the co-chair of the Affton School District Citizens Advisory Council and the All IN For Affton campaign committee. In addition, I’ve planned a lot of classroom parties, rarely miss a field trip or a school event, and am engaged in both of my sons’ classrooms and extracurricular activities.
What are your goals or areas of focus as a board member? Fostering the engagement of our community in district concerns, opportunities, and successes is an important area of focus. I am also excited to see how we continue to tackle the challenge of ensuring that all students in our diverse population benefit from the customized learning that our entire community truly values.