6th Grade Teacher
(906)341-5512 ext. 245
Welcome to 6th Grade!
Hi, my name is Lisa Marie Burnis. I just recently moved to the UP this past summer. I
have been vacationing here for most of my life. My dad always said, “The UP is God’s
Country!” I truly feel that he was right! I was born in the suburbs of Detroit and went
through twelve years of Catholic schooling. I attended Michigan State University and
received my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science. I also attended
Eastern Michigan University to earn my Teaching Certificate and ZA endorsement. My
Faith is the most important thing in my life. I am a life long learner and love teaching.
I am married to my best friend, Tom Burnis of Gulliver. Tom and his two boys attended
Saint Francis de Sales School. I have three girls that also went to Catholic Schools. We
believe in Catholic School education. We have a GoldenDoodle, “Charlie”. I love living
on the lake and enjoy all four seasons of sports. I love to spend time in the kitchen
baking and cooking. My favorite thing to do is walk along the water’s edge of Lake
Michigan, or walk in the silence of the woods with nature. That is where I feel closest to
God. I was teaching at St. Patrick School in Brighton, Michigan before relocating to the
UP. I am thrilled to be a part of the Saint Francis de Sales School family.