Third Grade-Mrs. Surridge and Mrs. Wilkins

The 2016-2017 school year brings Mrs. Surridge and Mrs. Wilkins sharing their third grade classrooms and academics.

  Mrs.Tracie Surridge

Elementary Science and Reading

 Second-Third Grade


I am a fifth-generation Vermonter and grew up in the town of Wheelock.  I attended Miller’s Run Graded School in Sheffield and Lyndon Institute in Lyndon Center.  After graduation, I enrolled in the Elementary Education program at Lyndon State College.  

I graduated with my degree in 1988 and got married to my husband, Arnold, two weeks later.  We live in West Burke where we have raised two children, Thomas and Elisabeth – both alumni of Burke Town School and Lyndon Institute.

My first teaching job was at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Newport teaching Kindergarten.  I have worked at Burke Town School for 20 years and love the community.  I have been a Modern Woodmen Junior Leader for 25 years.   Other jobs have included secretarial work, cashier, dairy farming, day care, and pre-school.

In my free time, I like reading, camping, photography and family game nights.  

 My class motto is Fair, Firm and Fun!!

                                                                                Cathy Wilkins

Elementary Math and Writing

 Second-Third Grade

Mrs. Wilkins brings her passion for logic and reasoning into the classroom through math.  She is also challenging all the second and third graders to expand their writing skills throughout the curriculum.