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Subjects Taught
American History I, Civics and Economics, Civics and Economics Honors


Eastern Randolph High School

Elon College: Bachelor of the Arts: Social Science Education (Secondary)


My name is Burton Kesler, and I am a lifelong resident of Asheboro. I graduated from Eastern Randolph High School, and went on to graduate with honors from Elon College, and am proud to say that I was among the last class to do so before it became a university. I earned my bachelor's degree in Social Science Education because I have always wanted to teach, and the social sciences offered the opportunity to explore the human story from a variety of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, and history. 

I enjoy teaching in Randolph County because of the many wonderful close-knit communities in which I have had the privilege to teach, and the support of parents, churches, businesses, and other organizations have given to our schools. I began teaching at Northeastern Randolph Middle School in 2002 where I taught Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Pre-Algebra. In 2006, I transitioned to Trinity High School where I taught Civics and Economics and World History until the opening of Wheatmore High School in 2009. I have also taught Adult Basic Education at RCC. Currently, I am highly qualified to teach all courses in the social sciences at the middle and high school grades. This is my 17th year teaching, and I can honestly say that I cannot imagine doing anything else.

My hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, painting, and hiking.