David Burke Named New Principal of Culverdale Elementary School

IUSD is pleased to announce that David Burke has been named as the new Principal of Culverdale Elementary School. Mr. Burke is well known to the staff, students, and community as he currently serves in a leadership role supporting Mr. Jetzer as a teacher on special assignment. He was selected from a talented candidate pool in a competitive selection process that included staff and community input and participation. Mr. Burke has been a successful site leader at Culverdale for the past three years and was a respected teacher at various grade levels in Irvine Unified from 2000 – 2014. Mr. Burke will officially make the transition to principal on July 1, 2017.


Mr. Burke brings a student-centered learning approach to his work and is familiar with the Culverdale community and IUSD’s culture of excellence. He is committed to ensuring that all students learn to their maximum potential and to fostering innovation through collaboration with teachers, staff, students, and families.


Mr. Burke is excited to serve at Culverdale in his new role as Principal. He will work closely with Mr. Jetzer during this transition in leadership and will be on site daily to make sure that Culverdale is ready to successfully launch into the new school year in August.


“I’m excited to begin this new chapter at Culverdale as we continuously strive to provide innovative learning environments for our vibrant community of learners,” said Mr. Burke upon the news of his selection as principal.


A native of southwestern Pennsylvania, David resides in the neighborhood of Quail Hill, and he’s an enthusiastic world traveler who recently visited 6 of the 7 continents in 2016.  He enjoys maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, appreciating the cultural diversity and beaches of southern California, and cheering on the New York Giants.


Please join IUSD in congratulating Mr. Burke upon his selection as the next Principal at Culverdale.