Dr. Rhonda Burrough is beginning her 15th year at Katy High School where she teaches AP Environmental Science and is one of the the Team Leads for the Tiger Prairie Team. This team began a one-acre turf grass to prairie restoration on campus and is now transitioning to a two-acre, native prairie outdoor classroom. Dr. Burrough is part of the Educational Cohort for the Prairie Project and a teacher mentor for the Student Climate Resilience Ambassadors program. Before teaching at Katy High School, Dr. Burrough spent 8 years at Albemarle Corporation as a research chemist and environmental specialist. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and her Masters and PhD at theUniversity of Florida in Chemistry. “I love teaching students about their natural world. The Tiger Prairie allows kids to see that what they are learning in the classroom really matters!”
Rhonda Burrough will be working on lessons that correlate fire, as a natural disturbance, with biodiversity and overall grassland production.