Burket started with the Department of Education, Bureau
of Career and Technical Education in 2003 and has
served in a number of capacities. She started as the
Work-Based Learning Coordinator, has served as Acting
Assistant Bureau Director twice and twice as Acting
Bureau Director. She also worked at PDE from 1993 to
1996 serving as the Tech Prep Coordinator. Currently,
Dr. Burket serves as the Director for the PA Department
of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education.
Prior to working at the PDE, Dr. Burket served
as Acting Director, Assistant Director and Adult
Education Coordinator at Admiral Peary Area
Vocational-Technical School. She served in these
various leadership positions at the school for
approximately 8 years.
Dr. Burket earned her
doctorate in Adult Education at the University of
Georgia. She went to UGA on a Kellogg Fellowship. Her
responsibilities focused on rural revitalization and
evaluation of the revitalization efforts. She also
worked as a research assistant with the UGA Cooperative
Extension Service. After completing her degree, she
worked at UGA as a program developer. In this role she
developed program standards for postsecondary
professional beginnings were as an instructor at
Admiral Peary AVTS. She taught for 8 years prior to
pursuing her doctorate.
Dr. Burket just
completed serving as an editorial assistant and
consulting editor for Adult Basic Education: An
Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educators.
She served in this capacity for 14 years. She also
served as an editorial assistant for the Adult
Education Quarterly for 5 years.