Ms. Burroughs earned her Bachelors of Arts in Comparative Literature and African American Studies from Columbia University and her Master’s in Public Administration and Urban Education Leadership from Rutgers University. Ms. Burroughs began her career in education as a high school English teacher and member of the Teach for America Corp in Newark, N.J. She has since taught all levels of high school English as well as served as an Instructional Coach, Dean of Culture, and Vice Principal.
Today, Ms. Burroughs serves as the Director of 6-12 Literacy for the CAPS network. In this role, she is responsible for the development and successful implementation of the literacy curriculum and supports building leaders in the ongoing development and support of teachers. She currently serves on the Academic, Executive, and PD committees and helps steer CAPS programs in a way that extends well outside of her specialty area of literacy. Ms. Burroughs is highly valued among staff in the CAPS organization for her candor and her fun, lighthearted approach to professional collaboration, all while balancing attention to academic rigor.