One of Dr. Burke’s favorite things to do is the Burke Ortho Teacher of the Month Award. Being a son of a former teacher, Dr. Burke feels strongly about showing appreciation for the teachers that do so much to teach and mold our children. Each month, one of our patients writes an essay about their teacher and lets us know what makes their teacher so great. Dr. Burke then shows up to their classroom and surprises them with a pizza party for the class as well as a cash donation to help them purchase needed classroom supplies. The best part about the surprise visit to the Burke Ortho Teacher of the Month, however is when Dr. Burke reads the essay aloud to the class and teacher. Without exception, this results in laughing and even sometimes crying as the teacher is given the praise and appreciation he/she deserves and experiences a moment of realization that all their hard work has had a positive influence on these precious kids.