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Burlington, NC Microschool


About Us 

    Burbrella Learning Academy Inc was established in Fall 2020 by Founder and Head of Schools Dominque Burgess. After COVID 19 shed light on the disparities in education she decided to create a school district that focuses on meeting the needs of all learners by building a collaborative partnership with learners, their families, and the community.

       Burbrella has since grown into two microschools one servicing families in 18 states online (Prek-Grade 12) and an in person microschool in Burlington NC (K-5).

Curriculum & Assessment

     Burbrella uses a Burbrella Learning Curriculum designed by our Head of Schools and teachers which incorporates core academic learning standards, social emotional learning standards, and STEAM, nature, play and project based learning approaches. 

    Burbrella microschool learners are provided with personalized learning plans once enrolled based on the data of the woodcock johnson and I-ready assessments. Individualized learning plans are created based on assessment data, teacher observations, and parent data. 

21st Century Approach to Learning

    Studies show some of the top career fields in the 21st century and the years to come include STEM based skills. The integration of the arts in education has been shown to allow learners to express their creativity, think critically and use self expression. Burbrella microschool uses an integration of STEAM in our learning approaches to prepare our learners for the top careers in the nation. 

Grants & Awards

Burbrella has received two Vela Education Grants and the 2023 Yass Prize Semifinalist award.

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Microschool Network Team

Founder &
Head of Schools

Dominque Burgess

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Chief Financial Officer

Rekisha Hughes

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Chief Marketing Officer

Latrice Farmer

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Admission & Enrollment

Alicia Smith

Online Microschool Team


Early Learning Guide
PK-1st Grade & 
Microschool Director

Vanita Wells


Elementary Guide 
2-5th Grade

Jacqueline Martinez


Middle School Guide 
6-8th Grade

Maline Carroll

Burlington, NC Microschool Team

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Head of Schools & Interim 3-5th Grade Guide

Dominque Burgess

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School Administrative Assistant

Kaye Morrow

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Microschool Director & K-2 Guide

Ebony Harris

Get in Touch

Burlington, NC (336) 567-4015

Online (743)-205-0265 

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