Dominque Burgess

North Carolina Field Coordinator


Dominque Burgess is a visionary educator and the driving force behind Burbrella Learning Academy Inc, a 501(c)(3) microschool network that is redefining education through its innovative approach.

With 14 years of experience in the field of education, Dominque has dedicated her career to transforming the educational landscape by infusing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), nature, project-based learning, and play-based methodologies into non-traditional learning environments. 

Dominque's journey in education began as a traditional teacher, where she honed her teaching skills and discovered her passion for inspiring young minds. However, she soon recognized that the one-size-fits-all approach to education was limiting the potential of many students and families. This realization fueled her drive to explore alternative approaches to learning. Drawing from her extensive experience as a teacher and school leader, Dominque embarked on a journey of entrepreneurship to bridge the gap between conventional education and the need for more personalized, engaging, and holistic learning experiences. Her vision culminated in the creation of Burbrella Learning Academy, a beacon of educational innovation and choice.