Dr Burke at graduation, reading to a classroom, and visiting EUHS JROTC
  • Dr. Burke, Superintendent


Meet Dr. Burke!

  • Dr. Burke in collaboration with the governing Board of Education has provided a clear and supported vision for the Manteca Unified School District.


    Every student works to achieve grade level standards, feels safe and is supported to realize individual success.


    Through smart actions and decisions, MUSD will work together using meaningful, measurable and aligned data for all students to achieve mastery of grade level standards in all subjects based on their unique educational pathway in a safe environment inclusive of design, security and climate.

    Students and student learning is at the center of decision making. Dr. Burke has mobilized all aspects of the District to support individual students and their learning of grade level standards. 

    Dr. Burke is a product of the University of California and the California State University school systems. Having attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, and CSU Sacramento, Dr. Burke earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Prior to serving the Manteca Unified School District as the Superintendent, Dr. Burke was the Deputy Superintendent. Prior to that, he held leadership positions in the Eureka Union School District, Elk Grove Unified School District, and Antioch Unified School District.

    In addition to his leadership experience in education, Dr. Burke is a Field Grade United States Army Officer. His bio includes, but not limited to three different Company Commands, Battalion and Brigade Staff Officer, Deployments in support of Operation Iraqi, Enduring Freedom experience and Korean Defense, and a military education through the completion of Command and General Staff College.

    “My leadership philosophy involves the empowerment of all educational partners through professional development; to be responsible for themselves and the duties they are assigned. I encourage innovative and original thinking, while maintaining state, district, and school standards. I believe in quality public education for all students and employees alike. My door is always open for a hot cup of coffee and professional conversation.”