Teacher Bio

Hello! My name is
Mr. Burgin!

I am very excited to be starting  a new year at Koontz Intermediate! This will be my 4th year as a teacher, all of which have been at Koontz. I love being a Ram!

I grew up in Statesville, NC and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (K-6). I teach Language Arts and Social Studies which are two of my all-time favorite subjects! I especially love teaching writing!

I have a pretty small family. My mother runs the family moving company with my father and my brother works as a freelance video editor and a Professional Youtuber (seriously)!


I fill my free time very quickly! I sing in a local choir each week and volunteer as a youth advisor for my church. I also love watching Tar Heel Basketball and listening to all kinds of music. Recently I have taken up painting as a hobby and am really enjoying it as well! 

Teaching is my passion. I wouldn't want to do anything else! I am very excited to see the amazing ways our students harness their leadership skills and make positive impacts on our school and community this year!