Meet Our Founder & Head of Schools
Dominque Burgess is a visionary educator with a passion for transforming the way children learn. With 14 years of experience in the field of education, she has earned a reputation for her innovative approach to teaching and her dedication to creating non-traditional learning environments that inspire and empower young minds.
From an early age, Dominque recognized that every child possesses a unique set of talents, interests, and learning styles. Her belief in personalized education led her to explore alternative teaching methods that could cater to each student's individual needs. Through her journey as an educator, she discovered that empowering children to personalize their learning experiences not only enhances their academic growth but also nurtures their curiosity and love for learning.
She firmly believes that encouraging students to question, analyze, and evaluate information equips them with essential skills that extend far beyond the classroom. By fostering an environment where children feel free to voice their opinions, challenge ideas, and engage in meaningful debates, she cultivates a generation of informed and open-minded individuals ready to face the challenges of the future. Dominque created Burbrella Online Microschool during the global pandemic when families needed support with educational resources and materials for their children.
As an educator whose worn many hats in the traditional setting and one who holds a BA in Psychology, M.S. Ed in Early Childhood Education, M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, and M.A. School Administration Dominque prides her self in being an educational expert along the journey of building Burbrella into an umbrella organization.