Mr. Burkey received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 1992. He received his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Cameron University in 2013. He started his teaching career in Norman, OK where he taught for seven years. He then taught for two years in Wayne, OK before finally settling in Lawton, OK where he taught for 13 years and has been an assistant principal since August 2014.
Mr. Burkey has been married to Deanna since 1995. They met at USAO where they both majored in Mathematics. They also owned and operated a gymnastics club for 13 years. They have two daughters, Amber and Jessica, one son, Michael, and two sons-in-law, Bren and Jared. When he is not involved in school activities, Mr. Burkey enjoys gardening, sarcasm, cooking, sarcasm, baking, sarcasm, camping, sarcasm, swimming, sarcasm and travelling to see the grandkids; Kaiden, Gavin, Gabriel, Carson and Amelia.