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Nina Burrows

Director of FUMC Day School

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Nina Burrows

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Nina Burrows has always been involved in education, holding positions as a textbook editor, first grade teacher, reading specialist, preschool teacher and now, preschool director. “I love working with children and find my job to be rewarding and fun. Kids are just always making me learn and making my laugh.”

Nina was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey ─ a long way from Texas. “This church and this school were such a support as Mark and I raised our children, especially since my mom lives on the east coast. I think it’s extremely important for children to grow up with lots of people around them who care for them.  We don’t always have families close by, but we do offer an amazing school family.”

Sharing her thoughts about early education, Nina says, “I think that we are putting more and more academic pressure on our children at a younger and younger age. It is true that they are capable of amazing things, but they only get one childhood. Our school does a great job of preparing kids for school without putting too much pressure on them. Kids love coming to preschool, and they learn so much while they are here. We do a wonderful job of preparing them for school; I think we foster a love of learning, too.”

Nina is married to Director of Children’s and Family Ministries, Mark Burrows. They met as teachers at an elementary school in Dallas and have two girls. Nina says the girls are “the center of our lives.” The family’s newest addition is a chocolate Labrador named Hazel.

Nina holds a B.A. from Dickinson College and an M.A. from Texas Women’s University. In her spare time, she likes to run, read, and rest.


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