Caldwell Heights Elementary RRISD
Round Rock, TX
Coach Burns is crazy! That’s the most common expression you will hear kids say when describing Dennis Burns. This is not an insult, but a compliment. He is full of energy and the gym is full of laughter. He builds a safe culture so that the most reluctant student who may have issues with self-esteem is motivated to not only become healthier and make the right choices in regards to activity and diet, but also to become better people. He is constantly finding creative ways to make physical activity fun. He once edited the cha-cha slide and had a version that went 10 to 15 minutes and had the students cracking up. He began a Run Club and each month awards the Golden Shoe to the class that averages the most laps ran. The shoes are literally gold spray painted sneakers. Dennis constantly searches for new activities or games. He even started an archery class. It’s not all fun and games he is holds students accountable and his goal is to mold his elementary students into creative compassionate healthy adults both mentally and physically. He is a leader on campus and volunteers to help with everything. Coach is willing to do whatever it takes to forge his students into confident and kind adults even if it means a pie to the face.