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Jennifer Burks

Leadership in Girls'/Women's Athletics Award Recipient

Jennifer Burks, CAA has been involved in athletics her entire educational career, as a teacher, athletic curriculum developer, coach, and assistant principal/athletics director.  She has instilled a passion for athletics at every grade level, from elementary to high school.  Mrs. Burks has coached many different sports, but her expertise is in Cross Country and Track and Field.  As the athletic director at Higley and Perry High School she has devoted herself to the development of student-athletes especially female athletes to become student leaders in education and life.  Her genuine enthusiasm for academics, athletics, advocation for women’s sports, and student leadership is easily observed by students, staff, and community members alike. Female students admire Mrs. Burks and found her to be someone that they looked up to and wanted to be like, in fact many are now teaching and coaching because of the admiration and dedication Mrs. Burks showed them. Within the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), Jen has been very involved in the Ethics and Sportsmanship Committee, numerous Track and Field and Cross Country Committees, Women’s Equity Committee, and an AIA meet referee.  

In addition to her numerous committee memberships in AIA and NFHS, Mrs. Burks has received several awards and honors in recognition of her contributions to high school activities. Her first acknowledgement came in 2011 when she was named the Zig Kwiatkowski Rookie Step to the Plate Award for new athletic directors.  Mrs. Burks has also been named the 5A Conference Central Region Athletic Director of the Year 2015, 6A Premier Region Athletic Director of the Year 2019, and AIAAA 6A Athletic Director of the Year 2019.


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